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HPV Vaccine


Help Protect against

HPV Cancers

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HPV Vaccine


Help Protect against

HPV Cancers

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HPV, a cancer-causing virus

HPV (human papillomavirus) is a very common virus. Most sexually active people will come into contact with it at some stage of their lives. It’s possible to get HPV just through sexual touching without having intercourse. And many people who have HPV do not show any signs of it, so they can share the virus without even knowing it.

In most people, HPV is harmless; however for some people, infection by certain strains of the HPV virus can lead to HPV cancers.

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HPV cancers refers to a number of cancers related to an HPV virus infection 

Research has shown that HPV can go on to cause cervical, vaginal and anal cancers. 

 

The HPV Vaccine is proven to help prevent HPV cancers in both males and females

The good news is that you can be immunised against the 9 HPV types that cause the majority of HPV cancers and genital warts.

The FREE* HPV vaccine has been clinically tested and shown to be effective in helping prevent HPV related cancers from occurring, and is expected to offer life-long protection. 

 

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Vaccination


From 1st January 2017, immunisation will be FREE for people aged 9-26 years old*

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Vaccination


From 1st January 2017, immunisation will be FREE for people aged 9-26 years old*

 

Getting immunised

The HPV vaccine is available from your doctor. However schools will be scheduling free immunisations for children at their Intermediate Schools, so no doctors visits are needed.

The vaccine is administered via an injection, in the arm.

  • For people aged 14 and under, only 2 doses are required, as research has shown that the response to the vaccine is greater in younger people. These doses are given about 6 months apart.
     
  • For people aged 15 and over, 3 doses are required over a 6 month period.
     
  • All doses are required to ensure maximum protection.

To find out more about how you, your partner or your child can benefit from HPV immunisation, click the button below.

 
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Best time


The best time to immunise with any vaccine is before the person is likely to come into contact with the virus you are immunising against. 

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Best time


The best time to immunise with any vaccine is before the person is likely to come into contact with the virus you are immunising against.