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Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health

UIN 62579, tabled on 31 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking with NHS England to ensure that gay and bisexual men sign up to the HPV vaccination pilot.

Answered on

8 February 2017

The human papillomavirus (HPV) pilot has been designed to evaluate whether it is operationally possible and cost effective to deliver an HPV vaccination programme to men who have sex with men through genitourinary medicine and HIV clinics. Public Health England is monitoring the delivery of the vaccine through a number of invited clinics; the vaccine is not available outside of the pilot clinics. To ensure that the pilot collects information that is accurate and representative there is no active promotion of the vaccination.

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Department of Health and Social Care