Letters HPV vaccination

Time to vaccinate boys against HPV infection and cancer, say parliamentarians with special interest in public health

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5789 (Published 24 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5789
  1. John Baron, MP and chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer1,
  2. Paul Beresford, MP and chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on Dentistry1,
  3. Joyce Gould, chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK2,
  4. Kamlesh Patel, chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on Men’s Health2,
  5. Pamela Nash, MP and chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS1,
  6. Mike Freer, MP1
  1. 1House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA, UK
  2. 2House of Lords, London, UK
  1. baronj{at}parliament.uk

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is currently considering whether the current human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme should be extended beyond its current target group (12-13 year old girls).1 As parliamentarians with a special interest in different areas of public health, we would like to make clear our view that all adolescent boys, as well as girls, should be offered the …

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