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Human papillomavirus (HPV) dosing schedule change

Status: Active

Date issued: 6 February 2023

Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer

Issued to: Immunisation providers and the Victorian public

Key messages

  • 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 

    Read the full advisory

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