|Prof Christopher Fairley, Director of Melbourne Sexual Health|
Centre, and colleagues. Prof Fairley is an author on this paper.
The results are promising for the long-term population-level effects of HPV vaccination programmes as infections decreased significantly in various groups where there was female vaccination coverage of at least 50%.
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