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Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 57000, tabled on 15 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress has been made on the HPV vaccination catch-up programme.

Answered on

3 November 2021

NHS England and its providers continue to follow the advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation regarding human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations. The National Health Service is prioritising the first dose of HPV vaccine for all those eligible whilst addressing immunisations that have been missed. NHS providers are digitalising consent processes, using closed school estates and a range of alternative community settings to deliver vaccines where appropriate. NHS England has also been working closely with the Department of Education to ensure that schools facilitate the continuation of vaccinations where possible.