The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is available at many of our clinics.
HPV immunisation protects you against nine types of the human papillomavirus. Certain types of this virus can cause cervical cancer. This is one of the most preventable of all cancers.
The HPV vaccine is most effective if you get it before you start having sex or any sexual contact, however it is still worth getting immunised even if you have started having sex.
Together, the HPV vaccine and cervical screening are your best protection against cervical cancer.
The vaccine is free for New Zealand residents aged between 9 and 26, and at a cost for all other clients.
Our nurses and doctors can help you see if the vaccine is right for you.
Family Planning has clinics located throughout New Zealand. Use the clinic finder to find your nearest clinic.