These measures show vaccination coverage with three doses of human papillomavirus vaccine for females and males. Age groups represented are: adolescent females and males turning 15 years old (for most recent data), females and males aged 14-15 years (trend data), and females and males aged 12-13 years (for remoteness and socioeconomic status data).
This page combines three NCCI framework measures as follows:
Proportion of the (female) population aged 15 years in the reference year who have received the first dose of the HPV vaccine;
Proportion of the (female) population aged 15 years vaccine in the reference year who have received the second dose of the HPV vaccine;
Proportion of the (female) population aged 15 years in the reference year who have received the third dose of the HPV vaccine.
Numerator: Females (or males) in relevant age range vaccinated as per the Australian Immunisation Handbook and reported to the HPV Register.
Denominator: Females (or males) in relevant age range, based on Estimated Residential Population at 30 June in the reference year.
National HPV Vaccination Program Register: http://www.hpvregister.org.au (accessed April 2019).
Data are based on vaccinations delivered through the National HPV Vaccination Program. The Program initially provided quadrivalent HPV vaccine for all females aged 12-26 years in mid-2007. The school program commenced in April 2007, whereas the GP/community program commenced in July 2007, continuing until the end of December 2009. From 2009 the Program offered HPV vaccination routinely to females in the first year of high school (usually aged 12-13 years). From 2013, males were also offered HPV vaccination routinely in the first year of high school (usually aged 12-13 years), with a catch-up program available for males aged 14-15 years in 2013 and 2014.7
HPV Vaccination doses administered through general practice and in other community settings may be incompletely notified to the HPV Register. The extent of under notification differs by jurisdiction, with the Northern Territory and Queensland likely having the most complete notification.7
Socioeconomic group SES 1 refers to the fifth of the population resident in the geographical areas experiencing greatest socioeconomic disadvantage; SES 5 refers to the fifth of the population experiencing the least socioeconomic disadvantage.
The Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2011, was used to allocate participants to a remoteness area based on their area of usual residence. (Note that earlier data may have used the now superceeded 2006 Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC)).
The 2011 Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index for Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage was used to allocate participants to a SEIFA quintile based on their usual residence.