Pap neglect in HPV vax women

Study author Associate Professor Marion Saville from the Victorian Cytology Service found that participation in cervical screening in the state during 2010/2011 was significantly lower in 25- to 29-year-old vaccinated women compared with their unvaccinated peers (45.2% vs 58.7%). During the same period, only 37.6% of vaccinated women aged 20—24 years were screened compared with 47.7% of unvaccinated women.

For the small proportion of women aged 30—34 (too old to be eligible for free HPV vaccination) who opted to get vaccinated, screening rates