The MyHealthyCommunities website is closing on 30 June 2019

Don’t worry – you can still find the latest information about your local area on the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW)External link, opens in a new window.[https://aihw.gov.au] website, along with many more reports and data on a range of health and welfare topics.

Visit the Healthy community indicatorsExternal link, opens in a new window.[https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports-data/indicators/healthy-community-indicators] page to use the new interactive tool to explore health topics including health risk factors, cancer, expenditure, and different population groups in your Primary Health Network (PHN) area.

In some cases, the way you find information has changed. If you need help finding anything, please contactExternal link, opens in a new window.[https://www.aihw.gov.au/contact-us] the AIHW.

Once the MyHealthyCommunities website closes, you will be able to access an archived version through TroveExternal link, opens in a new window.[https://trove.nla.gov.au/], the National Library of Australia’sExternal link, opens in a new window.[https://www.nla.gov.au/] web archive. Please note the interactive content will not work in the archived version.

Web update: HPV immunisation rates 2015–16 - Technical Note - Summary

Web update: HPV immunisation rates 2015–16

Summary

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection. It is estimated that more than four out of five people will have an HPV infection at some point in their lives.1 Although often asymptomatic, HPV infection can cause a wide range of cancers, including cervical cancer, and other conditions such as genital warts.

The Australian Government introduced the school-based National HPV Vaccination Program in 2007 for adolescent girls, and extended it to include boys in January 2013.

This technical supplement accompanies the Web update: HPV immunisation rates in 2015–16.

The web update presents statistics on the percentages of girls and boys aged 15 who were fully immunised against the human papillomavirus (HPV) in 2015–16.

1. Doorbar J, Quint W, Banks L, Bravo IG, Stoler M, Broker TR et al. 2012. The biology and life-cycle of human papillomaviruses. Vaccine 30:F55–70.