Utility of reports and routine correspondence from the National HPV Vaccination Program Register

Julia M L Brotherton, Michael Batchelor and Karen Winch
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10737
Published online: 7 October 2013

To the Editor: The National Human Papillomavirus Vaccination (HPV) Program Register was established in June 2008 as Australia’s first national adult vaccination register.1 School-based HPV vaccination is now in its 7th year, and from February 2013 includes boys. States and territories report information about HPV vaccination at schools to the Register. This information is used to prepare coverage reports for program management, to provide completion statements to individuals on completion of vaccination, and for program evaluation.

  • 1 National HPV Vaccination Program Register, Victorian Cytology Service, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Immunisation, Health Protection Branch, Department of Health, Victoria, Melbourne, VIC.


Competing interests:

Julia Brotherton was a partner investigator on an Australian Research Council linkage grant on which bioCSL was a partner investigator.

  • 1. Gertig DM, Brotherton JM, Saville M. Measuring human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage and the role of the National HPV Vaccination Program Register, Australia. Sex Health 2011; 8: 171-178.


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