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Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

Department of Health written question – answered on 30th November 2016.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Co-Leader of the Green Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation is expected to make a recommendation on the issuing of HPV vaccination for adolescent boys.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), advises Ministers on immunisation related issues, is currently in the process of considering the impact and cost-effectiveness of extending the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to adolescent boys.

The JCVI will need to consider mathematical modelling by Public Health England (PHE) on the impact and cost effectiveness of extending the HPV vaccination to adolescent boys, ahead of developing its advice. PHE is expected to report its modelling assessment to the Committee in early 2017.

The JCVI will consider the analysis from PHE at the earliest opportunity. Once the Committee is satisfied it has reviewed all the necessary evidence it will then be expected to make its advice.

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