The Manitoba human papillomavirus vaccine surveillance and evaluation system

Health Rep. 2010 Jun;21(2):37-42.


Background: With the recent introduction of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Canada, it is important to establish surveillance and evaluation programs that not only track the uptake of the vaccine, but also assess its safety and its impact on: distribution of HPV type, cervical cancer screening programs, the incidence of anogenital warts, precancerous lesions and various cancers, and sexual behaviour.

Data sources and methods: Administrative databases, registries and questionnaire information are being linked to identify people receiving the HPV vaccine and to develop an evaluation system.

Interpretation: The availability of extensive linkable databases in Manitoba allows for the development of a comprehensive HPV vaccine surveillance and evaluation system that can address many of the questions related to the HPV vaccine. Aspects of the Manitoba surveillance and evaluation system could be implemented in other provinces that have similar databases.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Alphapapillomavirus / drug effects*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Manitoba
  • Papillomavirus Infections / immunology
  • Papillomavirus Infections / prevention & control*
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines / therapeutic use*
  • Population Surveillance
  • Registries
  • Young Adult


  • Papillomavirus Vaccines