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Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health

UIN 7298, tabled on 15 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation will conduct an equality impact assessment as part of its consideration of whether all adolescent boys should be included in the national HPV vaccination programme in order to meet its obligations under the general equality duty of the Equality Act 2010.

Answered on

20 July 2015

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) will have due regard to equality issues in providing advice on whether to extend the human papillomavirus vaccination programme to adolescent boys.

The Department will undertake a full equality analysis once it has received advice from the JCVI on this issue.

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Department of Health and Social Care
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