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Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health

UIN 15495, tabled on 9 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to promote awareness in schools of the HPV vaccine.

Answered on

19 November 2015

A wide range of information tools are available and used to promote the awareness of human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation in schools. These include leaflets, factsheets and question and answer sheets, vaccination record cards, information on the NHS Choices website, and further detailed clinical guidance to health professionals such as school nurses who are able to advise girls about HPV immunisation and respond to questions and concerns. In addition to nationally available material, local National Health Service staff also take steps to provide information on HPV immunisation in their areas. HPV vaccine uptake rates in England areamong highest in the world, with 86.7% of eligible 12 – 13 year olds receiving the full course of vaccine doses in 2013/14.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care