Toolkit for engaging Under-screened and Never-screened women in the National Cervical Screening Program

Women who have had the HPV vaccine

Page last updated: 24 October 2020 (this page is generated automatically and reflects updates to other content within the website)

There has been an ongoing decline in cervical screening participation among younger women (20-29 years) which may reflect younger vaccinated women becoming complacent about the need for screening.

It is important to reinforce to women who have received the HPV vaccine that they should still have regular Cervical Screening Tests because the vaccine does not protect against all the types of HPV that are associated with cervical cancer.

Women who began sexual activity before being vaccinated may already have been exposed HPV.