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Talk to your mob about human papillomavirus, or HPV. HPV can affect males and females and can cause a range of HPV-related cancers in some people. Getting the vaccine is really easy and safe. Before kids can have the vaccine, parents and caregivers have to say it’s okay by signing the consent form.
Samantha survived a rare but aggressive form of cervical cancer that her doctor said was highly likely caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). She urges all parents to sign the consent form so their child can be protected against HPV related disease as part of the school based immunisation program.
All students aged approximately 12 and 13 will be offered the HPV vaccine for free in schools as part of the National Immunisation Program. This short animated video explains to students the benefits of getting the improved vaccine, and the process of how the vaccine is administered.