HPV vaccination: Coverage

As from 1 January 2009, HPV vaccination forms part of the Danish Childhood Vaccination programme as an offer given to girls around the age of 12 years, born in 1996 or later.

The coverage of the vaccination programme for 12-year-olds reflects that girls born in 1996 have had a shorter vaccination time window than the girls covered by the catch-up programme. Consequently, coverage in this group has not yet reached its corresponding expected level.

Overall it is assessed that the introduction of HPV vaccination of girls in the childhood vaccination programme has been well-received.

The National Board of Health informs that routine HPV vaccination of girls aged 12 years should be completed before their fifteenth birthday.

Read more in EPI-NEWS 06/2010

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