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It's Cervical Cancer Awareness Week with Right at Home

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Did you know that Australia has led the way in cervical cancer prevention globally? In fact, we are close to becoming the first country in the world where cervical cancer could be eliminated. 

Cervical Cancer Awareness Week (13–19 November 2023) is the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation’s (ACCF) annual flagship communication campaign across Australia. This year’s theme is “1+5 = cervical cancer protection”. All that is required is one (1) dose of HPV vaccine for young people PLUS cervical screening every five (5) years for women and people with a cervix from age 25–74 years.   

Most cervical cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), but most people don’t realise just how common HPV infection is. 

An estimated nine in ten people will have HPV at least once in their lifetime, but a recent consumer survey* found only 5% of Australian adults were aware of this. 

Only 12% of people know that just one dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is now recommended for most people to protect them against HPV that can cause cervical cancer. 

Vaccination is available to young people in Australia via our world-renowned national school-based vaccination program. The optimal age for vaccination is 12–13 years, prior to the commencement of sexual activity. 

People ≤ 25 years who missed out on HPV vaccination at high school, (or didn’t go to high school in Australia) can access a free-of-charge catch-up vaccine. This includes for males and people without a cervix. 

Access the ACCF’s comprehensive toolkit for the latest cervical cancer information. 

Right at Home supports people who have a cancer diagnosis with cancer care. We provide companion care, personal care, skilled nursing care, and other support for those needing care and their families who need support and peace of mind. Review our services on our website and see how we can help you and your family. 


Keep up to date with COVID 19 information on the following links: 

Australian Government Department of Health 

Victorian Health and Human Services 

NSW Health 

Queensland Health 

ACT Health 

WA Department of Health 

Tasmanian Department of Health 

Northern Territory Department of Health 

SA Health 

Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors (elderly and aged care), and any adult who needs our care at home including adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently or age in their home. Right at Home is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved ones and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. With no package management fees, Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget. 

Right at Home is a 'My Aged Care' government approved, home care provider for levels 1 – 4 and offers flexible in-home care services such as nursing care, after hospital care, post-operative care, respite care, dementia and Alzheimer's care. Right at Home also offers assistance with daily living and personal care such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoy a more independent, vibrant life. Our nurses and caregivers are screened, highly trained, and insured prior to entering your home so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one. 

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