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

Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.
International Journal of Public Health (Impact Factor: 1.99). 02/2012; 57(3):629-32. DOI: 10.1007/s00038-012-0352-2
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ABSTRACT 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.
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.
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.
This study shows that it is possible to obtain a good coverage rates after 3 years of a state-coordinated HPV vaccination program.

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