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Letters HPV vaccine and eradication of cervical cancer

Following Australia’s lead to eradicate cervical cancer

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4955 (Published 02 August 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l4955
  1. Keira J Bralsford, medical student,
  2. Elias Jamieson, medical student
  1. University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
  1. keira.bralsford{at}student.manchester.ac.uk

We agree that high vaccine coverage is key to the eradication of cervical cancer1; Australia’s HPV vaccination programme has been a leader in attempting to achieve this. Australia was the first country to introduce a nationwide HPV vaccination programme in 2007. It has among the lowest rates of cervical cancer …

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