The National HPV Vaccination Program Register (HPV Register) supported the National HPV Vaccination Program from 2008 to 2018 by collecting information about HPV vaccine doses given across Australia.
From 1 November 2018, the HPV Register stopped accepting HPV vaccination records and all HPV vaccinations are now recorded in the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR), including historical HPV vaccination records. Vaccination providers need to report all HPV vaccination doses to the AIR.
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
- Young people up to the age of 19 through GPs and other immunisation providers as part of the National Immunisation Program's catch-up program