Will England follow Scotland with HPV vaccine for boys?
Adolescent boys in Scotland are to be offered vaccination against HPV (human papilloma virus), a virus that is associated with a number of cancers, including cervical cancer.
Public health minister Joe FitzPatrick said the programme would be rolled out as soon as practicable.
It follows a recommendation from the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.
Mr FitzPatrick said that extending the programme to boys ― girls already receive it ― would save lives.