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Why is only a single dose of the HPV vaccine now required?

From 6 February 2023, healthy young people aged 12-13 years will only need one dose of the Gardasil┬«9 vaccine to be considered fully vaccinated. Gardasil┬«9 protects against 9 strains of the HPV virus.

This change follows the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) advice that a single dose gives excellent protection that is comparable to protection from two doses.

Healthy young people who receive a single dose before 26 years of age will not need further doses.

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