Figure 10.1.5: School-based immunization program coverage by school year
Up-to-date immunization coverage among 12-year old students for Ontario school-based immunization program, by disease, Middlesex-London, 2013/14 to 2016/17 school years
Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). Immunization coverage report for school pupils: 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years [Internet]. Toronto, ON: Queens’s Printer for Ontario; 2017 [cited 2019 Feb 12] 44p. Available from: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/immunization-coverage-2013-16.pdf?la=en
Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). Immunization coverage report for school pupils in Ontario: 2016-17 school year [Internet]. Toronto, ON: Queens’s Printer for Ontario; 2018 [cited 2019 Feb 12] 65p. Available from: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/immunization-coverage-2016-17.pdf?la=en
* In the 2013/14 to 2015/16 school years, only 13-year old female students were eligible to receive publicly funded HPV vaccine. In the 2016/17 school year, the program was changed such that 12-year old students, both females and males, were eligible, as well as 13-year old females. Up-to-date coverage reflects all who were eligible in the specified school year.
Between the 2013/14 and 2016/17 school years, immunization coverage for school-based meningococcal vaccine increased from 70.6% to 76.5% among 12-year olds in Middlesex-London schools. Local immunization coverage for both hepatitis B and HPV decreased over the same time period, from 64.2% to 59.9% for hepatitis B, and from 52.6% to 50.7% for HPV.