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

in Victoria.​

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.