HPV campaign launch – Phase 3

21 October 2019

The Australian Government’s Department of Health has launched phase 3 of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination communication campaign. The campaign aims to increase awareness and understanding of the benefits, importance, safety and efficacy of the HPV vaccine, and increasing uptake of the vaccine delivered in schools through the National Immunisation Program. 

The primary audience for the campaign is parents of young adults, and young adults aged up to 19 years who are eligible for free catch-up doses. 

A campaign news item has been published and is availableProtect your kids against HPV. Campaign materials developed in previous phases will continue to be used andare available on theHPV Campaignwebsite.

HPV 

HPV is a common, contagious virus that can cause cancers and diseases in both males and femalesspread mainly by contact during sexual activity.Without vaccination, 90% of adults will have a HPV infection at some point in their life. 

HPVvaccination

HPV vaccination is a safe and reliable way to protect young people from getting a range of HPV-related cancers and diseases.

People aged 12-13 can receive the HPV vaccine free of charge at school through the National Immunisation Program as a 2-dose schedule,given six months apart. 

Adults aged up to 19 years who did not receive the vaccine at school are eligible for two free catch up doses through a GP or other immunisation provider.A 3-dose schedule is recommended for individuals commencing vaccination at 15 years of age or older.

Further information:

 

 

primary audience for the campaign is parents of young adults, and young adults aged up to 19 years who are eligible for free catch-up doses.

A campaign news item has been published and is available: Protect your kids against HPV. Campaign materials developed in previous phases will continue to be used and are available on the HPV Campaign website.

HPV

HPV is a common, contagious virus that can cause cancers and diseases in both males and females, spread mainly by contact during sexual activity. Without vaccination, 90% of adults will have a HPV infection at some point in their life.

HPV vaccination

HPV vaccination is a safe and reliable way to protect young people from getting a range of HPV-related cancers and diseases.

People aged 12-13 can receive the HPV vaccine free of charge at school through the National Immunisation Program as a 2-dose schedule, given six months apart.

Adults aged up to 19 years who did not receive the vaccine at school are eligible for two free catch up doses through a GP or other immunisation provider. A 3-dose schedule is recommended for individuals commencing vaccination at 15 years of age or older.

Further information:

Human papillomavirus vaccine for Australians – NCIRS

Protect your kids against HPV – Department of Health

HPV Campaign – Department of Health

Clinical advice fact sheet for GPs – Department of Health

Is the HPV vaccine really safe? factsheet – Department of Health

GP update October 2019 – NSW Health