CMAJ 2018 May;190(21):E648-E655
Department of Public Health Sciences (Liu, Lévesque), Queen's University, Kingston, Ont.; Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health (Smith), McGill University, Montréal, Que. Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Medicine (Ellis), Queen's University, Kingston, Ont.; Allergy Research Unit (Ellis), Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ont.; School of Mathematics and Statistics (Whitaker, Farrington), The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK; Vaccine Safety Section, Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases (Law [retired from the Public Health Agency of Canada June 2015]), Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ont.; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (Kwong, Lévesque), Toronto, Ont.; Public Health Ontario (Kwong), Toronto, Ont.; Department of Family and Community Medicine (Kwong), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.; Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy (Lévesque), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.
: Despite demonstrated effectiveness in real-world settings, concerns persist regarding the safety of the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV4) vaccine. We sought to assess the risk of autoimmune disorders following HPV4 vaccination among grade 8 girls eligible for Ontario's school-based HPV vaccination program.Methods
: We undertook a population-based retrospective cohort study using Ontario's administrative health and vaccination databases from 2007 to 2013. Read More