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HPV vaccination rates lower among the wealthy

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posted by WM Admin on 2015-03-16 08:52:17.52

"Parents in higher socio-economic areas are less likely to allow their children to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), new research from Massey University indicates ...

Postgraduate researcher Karen Page who is studying with Massey’s College of Health wants to find out why New Zealand’s vaccination rate is much lower than other countries like Australia and the UK.

She has discovered that vaccination rates in high decile schools are 20 per cent lower than in low decile schools in the catchment area of the Whanganui District Health Board and would like to extend this research to the rest of the country".

To read the full news story on the Massey University website, go to:  http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=7A6CFC8E-B77E-EE4D-4392-266C02A17699