Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Information

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a viral infection that is sexually transmitted and can cause more serious diseases.

Vaccination is a safe and effective way to help protect yourself and your children from HPV. Vaccination is primarily provided to people aged 12 to 13 years during their Year 7 school-based vaccinations.

The HPV vaccine is administered as a single dose of vaccine to most people. People who are immunocompromised are recommended to receive three doses of the vaccine; your immuniser will be able to provide advice on this if you are unsure.

Who is recommended to receive a HPV vaccination?

  • Younger people aged 9 to 25 years
  • People with significant immunocompromising conditions
  • Men who have sex with men

Who is eligible for a free HPV vaccination?

  • Young people aged approximately 12 to 13. This is primarily provided as part of a school-based vaccination program in Year 7.
  • Catch up vaccination is available for people who missed the HPV vaccination at 12 to 13 years of age, up until they are 26 years of age.

Please note, NIP vaccines can be limited, and not all pharmacies or pharmacist immunisers will have access to these free vaccines at the time of your appointment.

If you believe you may be eligible for a free vaccine, it is recommended that you speak with your pharmacist prior to making your appointment to confirm availability of the free vaccine.

If you do not meet the NIP eligibility, or the pharmacy does not have the free vaccines available at the pharmacy, they will discuss your options with you.

For more information on the HPV virus and vaccination please click here.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties for a purpose directly related to your vaccine administration. This includes (but is not limited to) disclosure of your personal information to the Australian Immunisation Register, Medicare, Pharmacy Programs Administrator, medical personnel who are the service providers of the immunisation, other third parties as required by law. We may additionally use and disclose your personal information in accordance with our privacy policy which can be found here.

General information only. This information does not replace the information provided by your healthcare professional. Information current as at date of publishing. Report any errors to [email protected]