HPV vaccination coverage by dose number (Australia) for females by age group in mid 2013

Age (in years at mid 2013) 12 - 13 14 - 15 16 - 17 18 - 19 20 -26
(in years at mid 2013)
273,953 275,017 281,191 293,945 1,140,870
Total no. of doses
Vaccine data not yet complete for this age group* 639,914 644,180 654,357 1,926,183
Rate (as at
30 June 2014)
DOSE 1 Vaccine data not yet complete for this age group* 82% 81% 78% 64%
DOSE 2 Vaccine data not yet complete for this age group* 79% 78% 75% 57%
DOSE 3 Vaccine data not yet complete for this age group* 72% 70% 69% 48%

* In some States those aged 12-13 in 2013 are not eligible for vaccination until 2014. Notification of 2014 doses to the Register is in progress.


  • Data extracted from the National HPV Vaccination Program Register (HPV Register) as at 23 JULY 2014 and includes females vaccinated between APR 2007 and JUN 2014.
  • Includes doses that comply with the recommended vaccine dosage and administration as per the Australian Immunisation Handbook (up to 3 doses administered at prescribed intervals).
  • Population is Estimated Resident Population (ERP) provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS):
    CAT 3101.0 - Tables 51-58 ERP by Single Year of Age by State - As at JUN 2013 - ABS release DEC 2013.
  • Age is age as at date of ERP estimate (30th June 2013).
  • Coverage is calculated as doses administered and reported to the HPV Register/Estimated Resident Population expressed as a percentage.
  • Excludes consumers who do not wish their details to be recorded on the HPV Register.
  • Dose number is calculated according to the number of doses held by the register for each person. Incoming records are matched to existing records for that person and date of administration is used to determine the dose number.
  • The National HPV Vaccination Program initially provided quadrivalent HPV vaccine for all females aged 12-26 years as at mid 2007 ( school program commenced April 2007 and GP/community program in July 2007) until end December 2009. From 2009 the Program offered HPV vaccination routinely to females in the first year of high school (usually at 12-13 years). From 2013, males were also offered HPV vaccination routinely in the first year of high school (age 12-13 years), with a catch-up program available for males aged 14-15 years in 2013 and 2014.
  • HPV Vaccination doses administered through general practice and in other community settings may be incompletely notified to the HPV Register. The extent of under notification differs by jurisdiction, with the Northern Territory and Queensland expected to have the most complete notification, due to notification of doses via State based immunisation registers.