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Successful implementation and results of an HPV vaccination program in Geneva Canton, Switzerland

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Published in Public Health Reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974). 2015, vol. 130, no. 3, p. 202-6
Abstract We describe a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program implemented since 2007 in Geneva Canton, Switzerland, that used school services, a public hospital, and private physicians as vaccination providers. We assessed program performance with the evolution of immunization coverage during the first four years of program implementation. We measured vaccination coverage of the target population using individual records of vaccination status collected by service providers and transmitted to the Geneva Canton Medical Office. The target population was 20,541 adolescent girls aged 11-19 years as of September 1, 2008, who resided in the canton when the program began. As of June 30, 2012, HPV vaccination coverage was 72.6% and 74.8% in targeted cohorts for three and two doses, respectively. The global coverage for three doses increased by 27 percentage points from December 2009 to June 2012. Coverage for girls aged 16-18 years at the beginning of the program reached 80% or more four years into the program. High coverage by this HPV vaccination program in Geneva was likely related to free vaccination and easy access to the vaccine using a combination of delivery services, including school health services, a public hospital, and private physicians, covering most eligible adolescent girls.
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JEANNOT, Emilien, PETIGNAT, Patrick, SUDRE, Philippe. Successful implementation and results of an HPV vaccination program in Geneva Canton, Switzerland. In: Public Health Reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974), 2015, vol. 130, n° 3, p. 202-6. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:73819

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