Immunisation Horizon Scanning Volume 6 Issue 12

May 14, 2015

Direct benefit of vaccinating boys along with girls against oncogenic human papillomavirus: bayesian evidence synthesis

May 14, 2015

Source: The BMJ, 2015;350:h2016

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Date of publication: May 2015

Publication Type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: According to this bayesian evidence synthesis, men will benefit indirectly from vaccination of girls but remain at risk of cancers associated with HPV. The incremental benefit of vaccinating boys when vaccine uptake among girls is high is driven by the prevention of anal carcinomas, which underscores the relevance of HPV prevention efforts for men who have sex with men.

Length of publication: 9-page article