New: HPV Immunisation Resource

Cancer Council Victoria has developed a new online video resource on HPV, the HPV immunisation program, and its link to cervical cancer.
The educational resource is specifically aimed at 12-13 year olds, with the information presented by young teenage girls in a fun and engaging manner. The video is accessible at: www.cervicalcancervaccine.org.au  and aims to achieve the following:
increase awareness of the vaccine and its links to cervical cancer
alleviate any fears or uncertainties teenage girls may have about having the vaccine
encourage girls to talk with their parents about having the vaccine
remind all girls that, whether they are vaccinated or not, Pap tests will still be important in the future.
For further information contact the Immunisation Section, Department of Health at www.health.vic.gov.au, 1300882008, immunisation@health.vic.gov.au.