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The HPV vaccine ... providing protection against HPV-related cancers in the future.

HPV Program


The National HPV Vaccination Program is for girls and boys aged 12 to 13 years. The next generation HPV vaccine, Gardasil 9, will be available in schools from 2018.


Until then it is important that anyone who has commenced the vaccination program in 2017 continues to receive all three vaccination doses.


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Everything a teen should know about the vaccine

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The HPV vaccine is a prescription medicine. Medicines have benefits and risks. After reading this website, talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks of this vaccine and to check eligibility.

Females who have had the HPV vaccine still need regular Pap tests.