Will vaccinated women attend cervical screening- A population based survey of human papillomavirus vaccination and cervical screening among young women in Victoria, Australia

Cancer Epidemiology, 05/14/2012

Self–reported coverage in this sample was higher than that recorded on the national vaccination register. Young women report the message that Pap tests are required after vaccination, but there are gaps in their knowledge about the limitations of the vaccine so it remains to be seen if they actually follow through with having Pap tests. Ongoing monitoring of cervical screening rates will be important as this cohort ages.

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