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FAQ

When should my teenager have the HPV vaccine?

Page last updated 11 July 2018

From 2018, your teenager should receive two doses of the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine between the ages of 9-14 years.

The vaccine is generally given to students in Year 7 or 8 at school, with at least 6-12 months between each dose. In some cases, teenagers may require three doses of the HPV vaccine.

For further information regarding vaccination and prevention of HPV, speak with your healthcare practitioner.

Sources & Citations

  1. Victorian Government. Health. Immunisation Schedule January 2018. Available at https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/about/publications/policiesandguidelines/immunisation-schedule-victoria-january-2018 (accessed 25 April 2018).
  2. NSW Government. Department of Health. Questions and answers about changes to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. Available at http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation/Pages/HPV-vaccination.aspx (accessed 25 April 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0153a - Date of preparation May 2018 

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