HPV immunisation programme
HPV VACCINES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR BOTH MALE AND FEMALES AGED 9 - 26 YEARS.
Gardasil: FREE HPV vaccine helps protect against the types of HPV that are responsible for causing HPV cancers and genital warts. For more information click
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HPV immunisation are funded for everyone aged 9–26 (inclusive) including boys and young men.
Between 2008 and 2016, HPV immunisation was free for girls and young women up to their 20th birthday, including non-residents under the age of 16 and living in New Zealand for eight months or more.
From 1 January 2017, HPV immunisation was made free for everyone, male and female, aged 9 to 26, including non-residents under the age of 18.
HPV immunisation is available through participating schools or from family doctors, local health centres and some Family Planning clinics.
Children who are in year 8 at school are offered the vaccine either through a school-based immunisation programme or through their family doctor if a school programme is not available.