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HPV School Vaccination Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young men and women

Posted on: 13 May, 2013
Issue: Vol 13 No 2, April 2013 – June 2013
Related to Cancer Immunisation Infectious other Sexual health Health promotion Young adults Men Women

Department of Health and Ageing (2013)
HPV School Vaccination Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young men and women
Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

This resource package aims to raise awareness about the human papillomavirus (HPV) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young men and women. It provides information on the vaccination available to protect young men and women against the virus which can cause many cancers and diseases.  The resource package also includes information for parents on the following topics:

  • what is HPV?
  • HPV and young people
  • there are three doses of the vaccine
  • your consent will help stop the spread of HPV
  • why it is important (to protect against many cancers and diseases)
  • are there any side effects? 

The resource package was developed for the National HPV vaccination program. The program is for all Australian young women and men. Vaccinations are delivered through schools, and community health clinics in some remote areas of Australia.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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