The Transcontinental (Port Augusta, S.Australia) (02.12.2014)
Aids Weekly Plus
The Transcontinental reported that under the National Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Program funded by the Australian government, parents of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth ages 12–13 are encouraged to accept the free HPV vaccination available in schools throughout Australia. In addition, males ages 14–15 may receive the free HPV vaccine until the end of 2014 as part of the catch-up program. Full protection against HPV-related cancers and disease requires three doses of the HPV vaccine throughout a six-month period. Parents of eligible youth will receive additional information and consent forms from schools. Community health clinics will deliver vaccinations in some remote areas. The program requires parental consent for the vaccination; parents can learn more about HPV at www.hpv.health.gov.au or by talking with their physician.