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4. Immunization Strategies

Four options for publicly funded HPV immunization programs were considered initially for the disease modelling and the economic analysis. Under each option, estimations for coverage are included.

Option 1: One female cohort selected from grades 4 to 7 (aged 9-14)

  1. To immunize 80% of school-aged girls in either grade 4, 5, 6 or 7 with the required doses of the HPV vaccine within 2 years of program introduction.
  2. To immunize 90% of school-aged girls in either grade 4, 5, 6 or 7 with the required doses of the HPV vaccine within 5 years of program introduction.

Option 2: Two female cohorts from grades 4 to 12 (aged 9-18)

  1. To immunize 80% of two cohorts of school-aged girls between grades 4 and 12 with the required doses of the HPV vaccine within 2 years of program introduction.
  2. To immunize 90% of two cohorts of school-aged girls between grades 4 and 12 with the required doses of the HPV vaccine within 5 years of program introduction.

Option 3: School-based program, multiple female cohorts (at minimum one cohort from each elementary, junior and high school age group, i.e. a total of three cohorts)

  1. To immunize 80% of school-aged girls within the cohorts vaccinated, at least one cohort from each of elementary, junior and high school grades, with the required doses of the HPV vaccine within 2 years of program introduction.
  2. To immunize 90% of school-aged girls within the cohorts vaccinated, at least one cohort from each of elementary, junior and high school grades, with the required doses of the HPV vaccine within 5 years of program introduction.

Table 1 illustrates option 3, with immunization of grades 4, 7 and 12 females. It reflects the duration/number of years for which three cohorts, two cohorts and then only routine HPV immunization of one cohort would have to be continued.

Year

Grade 4 (5 or 6)
(HPV immunization program)

Grade 7 (8 or 9)
(Catch-up)

Grade 12
(Catch-up)

One

Two

Three

Four

-

Five

-

Six

-

-



Option 4: All females in the recommended range of 9-26 years (option 1 is included in this option; this is mostly a catch-up program)

  1. To immunize 80%* of women aged 9 through 16 with the required doses of HPV vaccine within 2 years of program introduction.
  2. To immunize 60% of women aged 17 through 26 with the required doses of HPV vaccine within 5 years of program introduction.

* Assumptions:

  • Catch-up of all school-aged females will take place in 2 years.
  • Opportunistic immunization of other cohorts aged 15-26 will occur outside school programs as these individuals visit a health care provider.
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