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How effective is the HPV vaccine in Australia?

How effective is the HPV vaccine in Australia?

HPV vaccine coverage among boys in Australia is the highest in the world, with 78%, 75% and 67% coverage at age 15 years for one, two and three doses, respectively, while coverage in girls is even higher (86%, 83% and 78%, respectively) and increasing [64].

What is the success rate of the HPV vaccine?

The vaccine (Gardasil 9) is highly effective. The HPV vaccine provides almost 100% protection from nine HPV types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52 and 58), if all doses are received at the correct intervals, and if it is given before you have an infection with these types.

Has the HPV vaccine worked?

So what has all this hard work achieved? Since the introduction of HPV vaccination, infections of HPV types 16/18 in 16-21 year old women have reduced by 86% in England.

Is the HPV vaccine for life?

How long does vaccine protection last? Research suggests that vaccine protection is long-lasting. Current studies have followed vaccinated individuals for ten years, and show that there is no evidence of weakened protection over time.

How prevalent is HPV in Australia?

HPV is very common. It is estimated that up to 80% of people in Australia have HPV at some time in their lives.

Does HPV vaccine last for life?

How many times do you need HPV vaccine?

In a 2-dose schedule of HPV vaccine, the recommended interval is 6–12 months, and the minimum interval is 5 months between the first and second dose. If the second dose is given earlier than 5 months, a third dose should be given.

Do I need HPV vaccine if married?

“If you are married, monogamous, and 35 — there’s probably no reason to run out and get the HPV vaccine. But if you’re dating and having new partners, and are at risk for acquiring new infections, it would be worth having a discussion with your provider,” Eckert said.