HPV vaccination coverage within 3years of program launching (2008-2011) at Geneva State, Switzerland

Jeannot, Emilien ; Sudre, Philippe ; Chastonay, Philippe

In: International Journal of Public Health, 2012, vol. 57, no. 3, p. 629-632

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    Objective: The objective of this study is to assess the HPV vaccination coverage of 11-19-year-old girls during a state-coordinated HPV vaccination program in Geneva, Switzerland, from September 2008 to June 2011. Methods: State Medical Office coordinated the HPV vaccination program. Each service provider transmitted the list of the persons who had received their first, second, or third shot. Results: The global coverage rates, 3years after the program had been launched, were 63.72% for one dose, 63.22% for two doses, and 61.40% for three doses of the HPV vaccine. Conclusion: This study shows that it is possible to obtain a good coverage rates after 3years of a state-coordinated HPV vaccination program