Green light for Gardasil change

A PBS recommendation to change the national HPV vaccination scheme to two doses of Gardasil 9 has been welcomed by sexual health experts.

An application to adopt the 9-valent HPV vaccine in place of the current three-dose schedule of quadrivalent vaccine was backed by the PBS’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) at its most recent meeting in July.

The committee recommended that Gardasil 9 be funded through the National Immunisation Program as a two-dose schedule for 12-13 year olds as part of the school-based immunisation program for the prevention of