The early benefits of human papillomavirus vaccination on cervical dysplasia and anogenital warts

July 28, 2015

Source: PEDIATRICS, 2015, 135 (5), pp. 1131 – 1140

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Date of publication: May 2015

Publication Type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: Background: Despite widespread promotion of quadrivalent human papillomavirus (qHPV) vaccination for young girls, there is limited information on the vaccine’s real-world effectiveness and none on the effectiveness of qHPV vaccination programs. We assessed the impact of the qHPV vaccine and Ontario’s grade 8 qHPV vaccination program on cervical dysplasia and anogenital warts (AGW)… Conclusions: This study provides strong evidence of the early benefits of qHPV vaccination among girls aged 14 to 17 years, offering additional justification for not delaying vaccination.

Length of publication: 9-page article

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‘I didn’t even know boys could get the vaccine’: Parents’ reasons for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination decision making for their sons

July 20, 2015

Source: Psycho-Oncology, 2015, 10.1002/pon.3894

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Date of publication: July 2015

Publication Type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: Objective: The study’s objective was to examine parents’ reasons for their decision to vaccinate their 9–16-year-old sons with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. ‘I didn’t even know boys could get the vaccine’: Parents’ reasons for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination decision making for their sons… Conclusion: There are important differences in the factors that influence parents’ decision depending on where they are along the decision-making trajectory. Assuring that parents are well informed about the importance of male vaccination, reducing vaccine cost, accurately communicating vaccine safety, and improving patient–provider communication may augment vaccine coverage and prevent HPV-associated cancers

Length of publication: 8-page article


Health workers in British Columbia must be vaccinated against flu or wear a mask, new policy says

December 4, 2012

Source: BMJ 2012;345:e7860

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Date of publication: November 2012

Publication Type: News item

In a nutshell: A Cochrane reviewer has accused a Canadian health chief of misquoting his work to justify a “tyrannical” policy forcing staff to be vaccinated against flu or wear a mask. Under the policy, being introduced from 1 December, health workers in British Columbia who refuse to be vaccinated must wear a mask throughout the flu season. All those who have had the vaccine will be given a distinctive badge to wear.

Length of publication: 1 page news item

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