Important health information
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There has been a recent increase in notifiable conditions and changes in vaccines available for
patients who are men who have sex with men (MSM).
Free Hepatitis A vaccine
There is an outbreak of locally acquired hepatitis A
The free hepatitis A vaccine is available until 31
December 2019 for all men who have sex with
men (MSM) who live in Victoria
(note: the free vaccine is also
available for all people who have
injected drugs in the past 12 months and live in Victoria).
Free HPV vaccine
The HPV vaccine provides protection
against 90 per cent of HPV-related cancers in men, and 90 per cent of genital warts in men. In Victoria, the HPV vaccine is available free of charge for men who have sex with men (MSM) aged up to 26 years until 31 October 2019.
Free Hepatitis B vaccine
Immunisation is the best protection
against hepatitis B. In Victoria, free
hepatitis B vaccine is provided for men who have sex with men (MSM) and people living with HIV.