HPV vaccination: One dose is enough, Australian study shows

This is a fillip for the global elimination of cervical cancer, say researchers

Just one dose of quadrivalent HPV vaccine is as effective as two or three doses in preventing cervical pre-cancer, leading Australian researchers have shown.

Professor Julia Brotherton.
Professor Julia Brotherton.

While their study findings are unlikely to change Australia’s two-dose schedule for the time being, they provide reassurance for countries considering a one-dose program.