Lancet Public Health
Jan 2018 Volume 3 Number 1 e1-e51
Effect of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening in England by ethnicity: a modelling study
Health equality is increasingly being considered alongside overall health gain when assessing public health interventions. However, the trade-off between the direct effects of vaccination and herd immunity could lead to unintuitive consequences for the distribution of disease burden within a population. We used a transmission dynamic model of human papillomavirus (HPV) to investigate the effect of ethnic disparities in vaccine and cervical screening uptake on inequality in disease incidence in England.
Helen C Johnson, Erin I Lafferty, Rosalind M Eggo, Karly Louie, Kate Soldan, Jo Waller, W John Edmunds