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What is the National HPV
The national Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program began in 2007 and is an Australian, State and Territory Government initiative. The Program provides the HPV vaccine free of charge to eligible children to protect against the most common types of HPV infection that can lead to HPV-related cancer and disease. The vaccine is provided free of charge for:
• 12- and 13-year-old males and females through schools on an ongoing basis, and
• Males aged 14 – 15 years during 2013 and 2014, through schools on a catch up basis
Vaccination involves three injections, usually given over a period of 6 months.
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