I think if this does get off the ground it will be a first!!! The Federal Health Minister says the Government is likely to support a national immunisation program for young women if a vaccine for a virus that can cause cervical cancer is approved. Earlier this year an Australian company lodged an application for the human papilloma virus (HPV)vaccine to be assessed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). The Health Minister, Tony Abbott, has told ABC's Lateline program the vaccine will also have to be considered by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Board which assesses cost effectiveness. "If this human papilloma virus vaccine comes through those two processes, it's very very likely indeed that the Government would support it under the national immunisation program," he said.http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200603/s1592768.htmThis vaccine has a near 100% success rate in conferring immunity to the pappilloma virus causing 70% of Cervical cancer.