Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Vaccination

Health written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Sandra Gidley Sandra Gidley Shadow Minister, Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when her Department is scheduled to meet the Department of Education and Skills to discuss implementing a school-based human papilloma virus immunisation programme.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

The Department is seeking advice on the new human papilloma virus vaccine from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) which is an independent expert advisory committee. Ministers will consider advice from JCVI when it is forthcoming, and will consider issues regarding implementation.

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