Date issued: 6 February 2023
Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer
Issued to: Immunisation providers and the Victorian public
- From 6 February 2023, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine dosing schedule on the National Immunisation Program (NIP) will change from two doses of HPV vaccine Gardasil®9 to a single dose for immunocompetent people.
- The schedule will not change for immunocompromised people (people with a weakened immune system), and they may still need three doses of HPV vaccine.
- Immunocompetent people who have received a single dose of HPV vaccine are now considered fully vaccinated and don’t need a second dose of HPV vaccine.
- The age of eligibility for free catch-up vaccination will also increase from 19 to 25 years of age