Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination:Written question - HL5925

Asked on: 04 February 2016
Department of Health
Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the planned future HPV vaccine programme will also cover elimination of genital warts.
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Answered by: Lord Prior of Brampton
Answered on: 11 February 2016

The Department and Public Health England are currently undertaking a procurement exercise to secure vaccine to support the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme for girls and as this is a competitive tender, it would not be appropriate to pre-judge the outcome of that exercise. The procurement will take account of the costs and benefits of all vaccines offered to establish which provides best value for money for the National Health Service.

The Department is considering the advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation regarding HPV vaccination for men who have sex with men. Consideration will be given to the procurement of vaccine.

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