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Table 1 Overview of provincial vaccination program policies and target population inputs for the budget impact analysis

From: Modeling the impact of the difference in cross-protection data between a human papillomavirus (HPV)-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine and a human papillomavirus (HPV)-6/11/16/18 vaccine in Canada

Province   Publicly funded HPV vaccination females* Start of vaccination program† Assumed target age groups modelled for 2011/12 school year Coverage Size of target population Number of females Vaccinated/Year
British Columbia Grade 6 2008-09 11 years 66% [12]a 24 027 15 858
  2008 – 2010 Only: Grade 9 Catch-up program [11] 2+1 Dosing strategy used      
Alberta Grade 5 2008-09 10; 14; 15; 16 years 50%a 10 years: 19 489 10 years: 9 745
  Sept 2009 to June 2012 Only: Age 14–16 years Catch-up program [13]      
      14 years: 21 967 14 years: 10 984
      15 years: 22 563‡ 15 years: 5 790
      16 years: 22 969 ‡ 16 years: 3 060
Saskatchewan Grade 6 or beyond with a date of birth no earlier than January 1, 1996. [14] 2008-09 11 years 85%a 5 652 4 760
Manitoba Grade 6 [15] 2008-09 11 years 55%a 6 504 3 577
Ontario Grade 8 [16] 2007-08 13 years 53% [17]a 74 048 39 246
Quebec Grade 4 (2-dose in Grade 4 with booster in Grade 9) Grade 9 catch-up [18] 2008-09 9 years 76% [19] 9 years: 40 099 9 years: 30 476
    14 years   14 years: 46 756 14 years: 35 534
Newfoundland and Labrador Grade 6[20] 2008–10 Only: Grade 9 catch-up cohort 2007-08 11 years 83%a 2 710 2 249
New Brunswick Grade 7, 2008-09 12 years 85%a 4 080 3 468
  2008–09 Only: Grade 8 catch-up [21]   13 years (2008 Only)    
Nova Scotia Grade 7 [22] 2007-08 12 years 80% [17]a 5 192 4 154
Prince Edward Island Grade 6 [23] 2007-08 11 years 80% [17]a 723 578
  1. * Women in the catch-up program are assumed to receive the same number of doses as those in the primary target population. Unless stated that a 2+1 dosing schedule is recommended, the provinces have adopted the recommended 3-dose schedule for the vaccines.
  2. † The catch-up programs may have been initiated after the primary vaccination program began or implemented in selected school years only. For this analysis, only catch-up programs in the 2011/12 school year were modelled.
  3. ‡ In order to determine the number of women eligible for vaccination, the budget impact model calculates the number of women vaccinated since the implementation of the vaccination program in each province. Although there are expected to be 22 563 15-year olds and 22 969 16-year olds in Alberta in 2011, 10 983 and 16 849 respectively are expected to be vaccinated prior to the 2011/12 school year. Therefore, only 11 580 15-year olds and 6 120 16-year olds are eligible for the catch-up program targeting these age groups.
  4. a Coverage estimated by local experts unless otherwise specified.