Chantal Sauvageau completed her Doctorate in Medicine at Laval University in 1999, and obtained a Master’s degree in Community Health from the same University in 2002. She then completed her specialty training and obtained her certificate of specialist in Community Health from the Collège des médecins du Québec and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, in 2004. She is a consultant in infectious diseases at the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec, and the Regional Directorate of Public Health of the national capital. She is a researcher in the Immunization Research Team of the Research Centre of the CHU de Québec, and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Laval University. She has been an active member of the Committee on Immunization of Quebec (CIQ) since 2008. She is also a member of the shingles working group as well as of the HPV working group of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). In 2013, she participated in the work of the World Health Organization (WHO), leading to a WHO recommendation on the use of a 2-dose vaccination schedule for HPV vaccine.
Evaluate the impact of HPV vaccination and the vaccination against chickenpox and shingles
Her main research papers focus on HPV vaccination, particularly on the evaluation of the immunogenicity and efficacy of available vaccines, on the impact of varicella and shingles vaccination, on the training of healthcare professionals on immunization, and the problem of vaccine delays. More specifically, by conducting clinical trials, her projects aim to know the immune response to vaccines: duration of protection, decrease in antibody levels, impact of interactions and co-administration of vaccines on the immune response, effect of a booster dose, etc. Among other things, she is the co-principal investigator of a randomized clinical trial named ICI-HPV, having recruited 3,300 14-16 year old girls from 2013 to 2016, who are followed for 5 years. The trial aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a 2-dose schedule of HPV vaccination, 10 years after receiving the first dose of vaccine at an age of 9 or 10.
She also collaborates on projects related to the modeling and analysis of the cost-effectiveness of planned or implemented vaccination programs, as well as on studies related to the acceptability of implemented vaccination programs, by measuring the immunization coverage rate, as well as the perception of health professionals and of the population.
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Priming effect of bivalent and quadrivalent vaccine for HPV 31/33/45/52: an exploratory analysis from two clinical trials.Journal Article
Hum Vaccin Immunother, 2019.
Promoting vaccination in maternity wards ─ motivational interview technique reduces hesitancy and enhances intention to vaccinate, results from a multicentre non-controlled pre- and post-intervention RCT-nested study, Quebec, March 2014 to February 2015.Journal Article
Euro Surveill, 24 (36), 2019, ISSN: 1025-496X.
Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of vaccination against herpes zoster in Canada: a modelling study.Journal Article
CMAJ, 191 (34), pp. E932-E939, 2019, ISSN: 0820-3946.
A mixed vaccination schedule of HPV vaccine induces a 100% seropositivity to all 9 HPV types included in 9vHPV vaccine.Journal Article
Vaccine, 37 (32), pp. 4422-4423, 2019, ISSN: 0264-410X.
Promoting vaccination in the province of Québec: the PromoVaQ randomized controlled trial protocol.Journal Article
BMC Public Health, 19 (1), pp. 160, 2019.
Overview of knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, vaccine hesitancy and vaccine acceptance among mothers of infants in Quebec, Canada.Journal Article
Hum Vaccin Immunother, 15 (1), pp. 113-120, 2019.
Antibody persistence after a single dose of quadrivalent HPV vaccine and the effect of a dose of nonavalent vaccine given 3-8 years later - an exploratory study.Journal Article
Hum Vaccin Immunother, 15 (2), pp. 503-507, 2019.
Challenges and opportunities of school-based HPV vaccination in Canada.Journal Article
Hum Vaccin Immunother, 15 (7-8), pp. 1650-1655, 2019.
Long intervals between two doses of HPV vaccines and magnitude of the immune response: a post hoc analysis of two clinical trials.Journal Article
Hum Vaccin Immunother, 15 (7-8), pp. 1980-1985, 2019.
Enquête québécoise sur la vaccination contre la grippe saisonnière, le pneumocoque, le zona et sur les déterminants de la vaccination : 2018. Rapport d'enquêteBook
Institut national de santé publique du Québec, Québec, 2019, ISBN: 978-2-550-84457-0 (PDF).
- Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
- Interchangeabilité des vaccins VPH., Subvention, Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, from 2011-03-29 to 2019-12-31