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The Scottish Government have now decided to extend the HPV vaccination programme. From the coming academic year (2019/20) the HPV vaccine will be offered to boys in S1, in addition to girls, as part of the routine school based programme.
This follows the Scottish Government announcement in July 2018 to include HPV vaccination of boys in the national vaccination programme based on the advice of the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The full JCVI statement setting out the recommendation to vaccinate boys against HPV is available at:
This follows the very succesful HPV Vaccination programme for girls, which has resulted in a fall in cancer - causing HPV in Scotland by 90%.
The extension of the HPV programme to include S1 boys in D&G will commence in January 2020. This will contribute to a further reductin in the risk of HPV associated concers and gental warts in the population.
NHS Dumfries & Galloway Health Protection & Screening
Health Protection Team
Tel 01387 272724
Tel 01387 244368
Tel 01387 244375
Child Health Team
Tel 01387 244367
Tel 01387 244310
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