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									Your daughter missed a dose of the cervical cancer vaccine

Dear parent/guardian,


We received your consent form indicating you wanted your daughter to have the cervical cancer
vaccine free of charge in school, as part of the National HPV Vaccination Program.


However our records show your daughter missed her first / second /third dose of the vaccine, which
was scheduled to be given on insert date.


The vaccine is given in three doses, across a six-month period.


Ideally, the three doses should be given at 0, 2 and 6 months – that is, the second dose should be
given two months after the first, and the third dose four months after the second.


To complete the missed dose please [schools should discuss with their immunisation team what
they would like parents to do.]


It is important to complete the full three-dose vaccine course, ideally within 12 months of starting it,
in order to provide your daughter with the best possible protection against cervical cancer.


      The vaccine will protect your daughter against the HPV types which cause 70% of cervical
       cancers and 90% of genital warts.


      The vaccine works best if it is given before any sexual contact occurs.

If you need more information, visit cervicalcancervaccine.org.au or phone your State or Territory
immunisation unit on insert phone number. You can also call the National Immunisation Hotline on
1800 671 811 or call the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20.
If you need information in another language, the Immunise Australia website has translated fact
sheets:


http://www.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/publications


If your language is not included, call the Telephone Interpretation Service on 13 14 15 and ask to
speak to the National Immunisation Hotline on 1800 671 811.


Yours sincerely,


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