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Scottish boys to get HPV vaccine

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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.

 

Further information

BBC: HPV vaccination to be offered to Scottish boys