HPV immunisation programme
Girls and young women born from 1 January 1990 are eligible to participate in New Zealand’s HPV (human papillomavirus) Immunisation Programme.
HPV immunisation is free for girls and young women born on or after 1 January 1990. It is available through participating schools or from family doctors, local health centres and some family planning clinics.
Young women born from 1992 onwards have until their 20th birthday to start the HPV immunisation programme
District health boards can provide more information about the HPV immunisation programme in their district.
The HPV Immunisation Programme aims to protect young women from HPV infection and the risk of developing cervical cancer later in life. Around 150 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and 60 women die from it, each year in New Zealand.