How to Get the HPV Vaccine

How do you get the HPV vaccine?

In New Zealand, the HPV vaccine (Gardasil 9) is available and is funded for some people.

The HPV vaccine (Gardasil 9) is licensed for use in New Zealand for females aged 9-45 years and males aged 9-26 years. It is given in 2 or 3 doses depending on age.

  • 2 doses: for 9-14 year olds (given over a 6 – 12 month period)
  • 3 doses: for those aged 15+ years (given over a 6 month period)

In New Zealand, the HPV vaccine is free for the following groups:

  • From January 2017, females and males aged from 9 years up to their 27th birthday, can receive HPV Immunisation FREE as part of the Ministry of Health’s HPV Immunisation Programme   
  • From 2017, Gardasil 9 will be offered to year 8 students (12 year olds), both boys and girls, in participating schools through a funded school-based HPV vaccination programme
  • For females and males aged 9-26 years (inclusive) who do not get vaccinated at school, the HPV vaccine will be available free of charge through their GP or Health Care Provider

The vaccine can also be purchased:

  • People outside the funded groups can pay for the HPV vaccine.
  • The cost of the full 3 doses of HPV vaccine will vary but is approximately $500.
  • Your Family Doctor or Primary Health Care Nurse will be able to give you more information on the cost of the HPV vaccine.

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The NZ HPV Project is supported by: 

  • An educational grant from New Zealand District Health Boards
  • CSL Biotherapies Ltd NZ for an educational grant contributing to optimisation.

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