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Researchers Find Disparities in Global HPV Vaccine Coverage

A recent systematic review published in Lancet Global Health in July found global disparities in age-specific vaccination coverage rates between 2006 and 2014. Among the 118 million women targeted for HPV vaccination programs, only 1% were from low or low-middle income countries. More women 10-20 years old received the full vaccine course in developed regions (33.6%) than less developed regions (2.7%). The high cost of the vaccine and programmatic issues were major obstacles to introducing the vaccine in less developed regions. The press release about this study can be found here, and the full article can be found here.

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