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dc.contributor.authorMigone, C
dc.contributor.authorBarrett, T
dc.contributor.authorCotter, S
dc.contributor.authorClarke, A
dc.contributor.authorCorcoran, B
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-25T11:19:08Z
dc.date.available2017-08-25T11:19:08Z
dc.date.issued2017-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/622515
dc.descriptionHPV vaccine Gardasil© is offered to girls in first year of secondary school in Ireland. We aimed to determine the association between HPV vaccine uptake among girls for academic year 2013/2014, by school and school characteristics: socioeconomic disadvantage and religious ethos. The National Schools Immunisation System (SIS) was searched to determine HPV vaccine uptake in schools for 2013/2014 (prior to recent anti-HPV vaccine publicity). The disadvantaged status and ethos of each school was added to the report. In total 577 schools were identified. Mean vaccine uptake was 83.7%. Disadvantaged schools had a lower mean uptake (%) than other schools (79.4% vs 85.0%, difference 5.58%, 95%CI 2.69-8.21) and were twice as likely to have an uptake of ≤50% (OR 2.07, 95% CI 2.76 - 5.18). No difference was found between schools of different ethoses. HPV vaccine uptake is lower in disadvantaged Irish schools. Policies should be developed to ensure a more equitable uptake of HPV vaccine.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectHUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUSen
dc.subjectCERVICAL CANCERen
dc.subjectIMMUNISATIONen
dc.subjectSOCIAL EXCLUSIONen
dc.titleThe Uptake of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine In Irish Schools: The Impact Of Disadvantageen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen


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