Effectiveness of HPV vaccine in reduction of vaccine types circulating among young women

Lead researcher

A/Prof Sepehr Tabrizi, Dr Julia Brotherton, Dr Matthew Stevens

Department of Microbiology, Royal Women's Hospital

Years funded

This project aims to assess effectiveness of the cervical cancer vaccine introduced in 2005 by comparing current HPV types circulating in the population to the pre-vaccine data.

This study can potentially identify differences in prevalence of HPV types in the population after introduction of the vaccine including early predictions of any replacement genotypes.

Such early indications on how the vaccine is working can assist in determining if modifications to types are needed.