Austria: HPV vaccination free of charge up to the age of 21


Children, teens, and young adults ages 9-21 are receiving NOW Human papilloma virus Vaccination is free. From February 1, 2023, you can get vaccinated by family doctors, vaccination centers in the federal states, vaccination campaigns in schools or as part of military service.


the Human papilloma virus Vaccination is now part of Free vaccination programme . Provides protection against nine types of bacteria Human papilloma virus It covers high-risk species with a high potential to cause cancer. Recommended for all children and young adults ages 9 and up.

“With free HPV vaccination, we save hundreds of people in Austria from cancer every year and save many lives. This is a milestone for Austrian healthcare.” Federal Minister Johannes Rauch

90 percent of Cervical cancer cases due to Human papilloma virus . It is the second most common type of cancer in women between the ages of 15 and 44 EU (after breast cancer). Every year in Austria between 400 and 500 women develop cervical cancer. Men also suffer from genital and throat cancers caused by it Human papilloma virus.

Human papilloma virus It is transmitted through skin-to-skin contact. Contraceptives such as condoms do not protect against infection. Infection can go unnoticed and only lead to disease after many years.

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