Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination:Written question - 23466

Asked by Danny Kinahan
(South Antrim)
Asked on: 20 January 2016
Department of Health
Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that the men who have sex with men population is aware of the availability of the HPV vaccination at sexual health clinics.
Answered by: Jane Ellison
Answered on: 28 January 2016

In November 2015, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), the expert body that advises the Government on all immunisation matters, advised that a targeted human papilloma virus vaccination programme should be undertaken for men who have sex with men up to 45 years of age who attend genitourinary medicine and HIV clinics. They noted that this should be subject to procurement of the vaccine and delivery of the programme at a cost-effective price.

The Department is considering the JCVI’s advice and will confirm its plans in due course.

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