Helen C Pitcher

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OBJECTIVE To describe quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage achieved in the HPV vaccination catch-up program for girls aged 12-17 years. DESIGN Analysis of data from the Australian National HPV Vaccination Program Register. PARTICIPANTS Girls aged 12-17 years as at 30 June 2007. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES HPV vaccine coverage by dose(More)
Trends in skin melanoma death rates during a 35-year period, 1950-84, were analyzed according to age, sex, and birth cohort for whites in the United States. In contrast to upward trends observed for older men and women (i.e., over 40), downward trends were noted for younger age groups. The risk of dying from skin melanoma appears to have peaked for male(More)
In November 2006, the Australian Government announced the National HPV Vaccination Program, consisting of a course of prophylactic human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for all Australian females aged 12-26 years. Females aged 12-18 years are vaccinated through school-based programs. The school-based component commenced in April 2007, with the school years(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess influenza vaccine uptake among health care workers in Victorian public hospitals in 2005. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Infection control staff in all Victorian public hospitals were asked to collect standardised data on numbers of non-casual staff and vaccinations administered to these staff during the 2005 vaccination period. (More)
AIM Preterm infants are at increased risk of vaccine preventable diseases. An audit in 2007 identified suboptimal immunisation status of preterm infants. The aim of this study was to complete the 'audit loop', reviewing preterm infants' immunisation status at a single tertiary paediatric hospital. METHODS A retrospective follow-up immunisation audit was(More)
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