Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a really common virus that’s passed from person to person through sexual contact
In most people it’s harmless and has no symptoms and their immune system effectively gets rid of the virus
However, in some people the virus can persist and may lead to a number of HPV related diseases
Including genital warts, cervical cancer, and some cancers of the vulva, vagina, anus, penis, and throat area
All students aged approximately 12 and 13 are offered the HPV vaccine for free in schools as part of the National Immunisation Program.
It’s a single injection that work best before adolescents become sexually active.
I know some people worry about vaccines, but I want my daughter to be as safe and protected as possible in all areas of her life.
If the vaccine can protect her against HPV related cancers
Then it’s an easy decision for us.
It’s just one less thing to worry about knowing my sons can get this vaccine
And it’s done in school.
All my mates are getting vaccinated too.
For me the safety of my kids is everything
HPV vaccines are proven to be safe
And have been used for over 10 years,
With millions of doses given around the world
Which is really reassuring
Yeah, I had it last year at school and it didn’t hurt much.
It was a bit red the next day, but I was fine.
Vaccinations are available through school, which makes it easy.
And if you miss a dose, speak to your GP or school-based immunisation provider about how you can catch up.
Together we can keep our kids safe.
Sign the consent form so your child can be vaccinated.
And let’s help protect against HPV.