Below, you will find information about the human papillomavirus immunization programs by province/territory.

Human papillomavirus immunization programs by province/territory :

Province/Territory

Routine Schedule for girls- 1,2 and 6 months (Year of implementation)

Routine Schedule for boys (Year of implementation)

Catch-up program for girls 

Catch-up programs for boys 

British Columbia

Grade 6 (2008)

Grade 6 (2017) 

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Alberta

Grade 5 (2008)

 Grade 5 (2014)

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 Grade 9 (from 2014- 2018 only)

Saskatchewan

Grade 6 (2008)

Grade 6 (2017)

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Manitoba

Grade 6 (2008)

 Grade 6 (2016)

- Females born between 1997 and 2003 can get up to 3 doses, if they missed the Grade 6 program. 

- Females born between 1986 and 2005 with an increased risk if HPV infection are eligible for the 3 doses, if they started the vaccine series before March 31, 2014. 

- Females who are immunocompromised or HIV-positive and born during or after 1997 are also eligible to receive 3 doses.

 Grades 8+9 (2016)

Ontario

Grade 7 (2007)

Grade 7 (2016)

- Girls starting Grade 8 in the 2016-17 school year will be able to receive the vaccine.

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Quebec

Grade 4 (2008)

 - Grade 4 (2016)

- Also, men 26 years old and younger, who have sex with other men can get the HPV vaccine free of charge. (2016) 

- 9 to 13 years of age (High Risk of HPV Infections)

- 14-17 years of age, free through CSSS 

- 9 to 17 years of age in First Nations communities

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New Brunswick

Grade 7 (2008)

 Grade 7 (2017) 

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Nova Scotia

Grade 7 (2007)

 Grade 7 (2015)

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Prince Edward Island

Grade 6 (2007)

 Grade 6 (2013) 

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Grade 6 (2007)

 Grade 6 (2017) 

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Northwest Territories

Grades 4-6 (2009)

*9-14 yrs: 2 doses

*15 yrs +: 3 doses

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Yukon

Grade 6 (2008-09)

Grade 6 (2017)

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Nunavut

Grade 6 (2010)

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