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Web update: HPV immunisation rates 2015–16 - Web update - Overview

Web update: HPV immunisation rates 2015–16

Overview

Immunisation against the human papillomavirus (HPV) can prevent cervical and other cancers, and other HPV-related diseases. The National HPV Vaccination Program has been immunising adolescent girls since 2007 and was extended to boys in 2013.

This web update shows the percentage of girls and boys aged 15 across 31 Primary Health Network (PHN) areas who were fully immunised against HPV in 2015–16.

As well as reporting for 31 PHN areas, data are presented for more than 80 smaller areas of geography, called Statistical Areas Level 4 (SA4s). Information is provided at the local level to assist the school-based program managers and local health system managers to determine where improvement in rates is needed.

The report finds that in 2015–16:

  • Nationally, 80.1% of girls aged 15 were fully immunised against HPV, an increase from 78.6% in 2014–15
  • HPV immunisation rates for girls varied across PHN areas, ranging from 85.6% of girls fully immunised in Central and Eastern Sydney (NSW) to 69.2% in Tasmania
  • Nationally, 74.1% of boys aged 15 were fully immunised against HPV and across PHN areas percentages ranged from 83.5% in Murrumbidgee (NSW) to 62.5% in Tasmania.

Detailed HPV immunisation data by PHN area and SA4s are available in the downloadable Excel sheets.

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2015–16 HPV immunisation rates for 15 year olds:

  • Rates have increased nationally and in most local areas
  • National rate of girls and boys aged 15 fully immunised against HPV over time:
    Year National rate of girls National rate of boys
    2012–13 72.0% -
    2013–14 74.3% -
    2014–15 78.6% 67.3%
    2015–16 80.1% 74.1%

Immunising girls and boys against HPV prevents a range of cancers and other diseases.