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

The HPV vaccine


The HPV vaccine is provided free in secondary schools to all children aged around 12-13 years under the National Immunisation Program. Two doses are given at least six months apart.


It's important all children get vaccinated to protect themselves against HPV-related illnesses, including cancer.


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HPV vaccine for teenagers

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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 Cervical Screening Tests.