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Scottish boys to get HPV vaccine

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