The change is based on the latest international scientific and clinical evidence which shows a single dose gives comparable protection against HPV infection in healthy young people.
This decision is supported by the Government’s expert advisory group, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), the World Health Organization immunisation expert group and the United Kingdom’s immunisation expert group.
The HPV vaccine is delivered free through school immunisation programs for children aged 12-13, but GPs also offer HPV vaccination, particularly for catch ups.
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With a national decrease in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates over the pandemic, parents are reminded their child is eligible for a free HPV vaccine if they missed their scheduled Year 7 School Immunisation Program clinic. Young people aged 25 years and under are now eligible for a free H...