FREE HPV Vaccination

FREE vaccine from January 1st 2017

 

From 1 January 2017, HPV (human papilloma virus) immunisation will be free for everyone, male or female, aged 9–26.

HPV immunisation protects against infection from Human papilloma virus types

These HPV types cause genital warts and  cancers such as cervical ,vaginal and other genital cancers and some mouth and throat cancers.

The vaccine works by causing the body’s immune system to produce its own protection (antibodies) against these virus types.

Recent studies have shown the immunisation  to provide long-lasting protection.

Further information on www.immune.org.nz or www.health.govt.nz/hpv

If you are eligible for this vaccination, please make a nurse appointment.