Call to extend HPV vaccine to boys as cancer rates soar
The Guardian have today published an article saying that new figures, to be released in a couple of weeks, will show rates of head and neck cancers in men are now rising so quickly that it is imperative the current HPV vaccination policy to only offer immunisation to girls is reversed. You can read the article here.
We hope that these figures will help the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) make their decision on whether to offer HPV immunisation to boys as well as girls.
As their interim decision last year was to not offer vaccination to boys we are preparing to bring a judicial review in the event that this is also their final decision. We are crowdfunding to cover our potential costs at the moment - you can read our case page and pledge your help here.