International Journal of Public Health

, Volume 57, Issue 3, pp 629–632

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

  • Emilien Jeannot
  • Philippe Sudre
  • Philippe Chastonay
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00038-012-0352-2

Cite this article as:
Jeannot, E., Sudre, P. & Chastonay, P. Int J Public Health (2012) 57: 629. doi:10.1007/s00038-012-0352-2

Abstract

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, 3 years 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 3 years of a state-coordinated HPV vaccination program.

Keywords

ImmunizationAdolescentHuman papilloma virus

Copyright information

© Swiss School of Public Health 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Emilien Jeannot
    • 1
    • 3
  • Philippe Sudre
    • 2
  • Philippe Chastonay
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineInstitute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of the Regional Affairs, Economy and HealthService of Epidemiology and Contagious Diseases, State Medical OfficeGenevaSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of Public InstructionSchool Health ServiceGenevaSwitzerland