Many girls missing out on full HPV vax

Analysis of data from the Australian National HPV Vaccination Program Register showed that 83% of girls had received one dose, 78% had received two doses and 70% had received three doses.

GPs delivered 14% of the HPV vaccine doses, ranging from 8% in 12-year-olds to 28% in 17-year-olds.

Study author Dr Julia Brotherton, medical director of the National HPV Vaccination Program Register, said the lower rates of vaccination with the second and third doses were not due to major concerns from parents