Please note the fire danger period has commenced for Moorabool Shire.
Moorabool Shire Council are holding a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Catchup program for all students between the age of 12 to 18 who may have missed the course or part of the course in year 7.
HPV is a common virus that is spread through sexual contact. HPV infection can be serious. It can cause cancers, including cancer of the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis and anus, and some head and neck cancers.
The vaccine is for everyone and by getting vaccinated against HPV - you are not only protecting yourself, you can also help protect other people. The more people who are vaccinated in your community, the less the disease will spread
The best time to be immunised against HPV is before you become sexually active. People who have had sexual contact may have been infected with some types of HPV already. If you have already been infected with any of the HPV types included in the HPV vaccine, the vaccine will not protect you against HPV-related cancers and disease caused by that HPV type. But you will be protected against the other types contained in the vaccine. There are 9 types covered in the vaccine provided, including the four strains most likely to cause severe disease.
Public sessions will be held:
Where: Darley Civic Hub Pavilion, 182 Halletts Way Darley
Darley Civic Hub Pavilion, 18 Halletts Way, Darley, 3340, View Map
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