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The HPV vaccine

A vaccine called Gardasil 9 has been developed which can significantly decrease your chance of developing HPV-related cancers and genital warts.

HPV-related cancers include almost all cancers of the cervix, and a proportion of cancers of the anus, vulva, vagina, penis and throat. 

Over 270 million doses of HPV vaccines have been distributed worldwide (as of May 2017).

The vaccine protects against nine HPV types (types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, 58) which cause around 90% of cervical cancers in women, 95% of all HPV-related cancers in men and 90% of genital warts in men and women.

If you're aged 14 or younger when you get your first HPV injection, you will need two injections. They will be given at least six month apart. 

Go to The HPV vaccine program section for much more information about the vaccine.

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A vaccine has been made which can lessen your chance of developing HPV related cancers and genital warts.

Design and partial content reproduced with the kind permission of the New Zealand Ministry of Health.

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 Cervical Screening Tests.