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Boys focus of 2013 HPV Campaign

The Australian Government is promoting a national, school-based vaccination program for males in Year 8 to 10 protect them against HPV-related cancer and disease.

The school-based program will be provided primarily at high schools throughout Western Australia . If a student misses a vaccination at school however, he can get vaccinated at a general practice, local council, or Aboriginal Medical Service in the 2013 school year.

In the event that a school-based vaccine is provided in general practice to an eligible student, the health provider should ensure the Report form for GP use of government-procured vaccine (PDF 185KB) is completed and faxed to CDCD on 08 9388 4877.

In Western Australia, the 2013 school-based HPV program for Year 8 boys will be delivered simultaneously with a catch-up program for male students in Years 9 and 10.

The standard school immunisation program will recommence in 2014 when both female and male students in Year 8 will receive the routine school vaccinations. No student will miss out on the opportunity to receive school-based vaccinations.

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