Changes to HPV vaccine dose schedule for young Australians


From 6 February 2023 the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine schedule will become a single dose schedule. Catch-up under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) will also be extended to all Australians 25 years and under.

IF you are under 25 and missed your school vaccines, you can book with us. 98028155

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are a safe and reliable way to protect young people from a range of HPV-related cancers and diseases.  HPV vaccines are critical to eliminating cervical cancer. Almost all cervical cancer relates to HPV infection. Vaccination also protects against genital warts and HPV related genital, anal and oropharyngeal cancers.

From 6 February 2023, the routine 2-dose HPV vaccine schedule provided to young people aged 12 to 13 years will become a single dose schedule. The National Immunisation Program (NIP) provides the schedule using the same Gardasil®9 vaccine.

The ongoing NIP-funded catch-up program for young people who missed their HPV vaccination is also extending. The program will extend to those up to and including 25 years of age (increasing from 19 years of age).

Young people (except those who are immunocompromised) who receive a single dose before 26 years of age now don’t need a second dose to be fully vaccinated.

People who are immunocompromised should still receive 3 doses of the HPV vaccine, which are all funded under the NIP before 26 years of age.


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