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Population-Level Impact and Herd Effects Following Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Programmes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

This article, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, reports on a study to assess the population-level consequences of female human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs to verify if the high efficacy reported in randomized controlled clinical trials are materializing in real-world situations. The authors found significant reductions in HPV infections post-vaccine introduction, and their data suggest cross-protection and herd effects when female vaccination coverage is at least 50 percent.

Author: Drolet M, Bénard E, Boily M-C, et al.

Published: 2015

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Citation: Drolet M, Bénard E, Boily M-C, et al. Population-Level Impact and Herd Effects Following Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Programmes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2015;Early Online Publication.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Human papillomavirus (HPV)

Topics: Vaccine safety and performance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: North America and Europe