Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination
Anne Milton (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Public Health), Health; Guildford, Conservative)
The aim of the national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme is to prevent cervical cancer in women. The best way to do this is to vaccinate girls and young women.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), an independent expert committee, keeps the eligibility criteria of all vaccination programmes under review. Research is under way to support a future assessment by JCVI of HPV vaccination of men who have sex with men.