In the latest stage of our campaign for universal HPV vaccination we have advised the NHS Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) that we will consider legal action if they do not change their policy and offer vaccination to boys as well as girls. We believe their current policy is discriminatory.
Our boys deserve better – both boys and girls should be vaccinated for HPV to help them avoid the pain and suffering that throat cancer causes.
The NHS Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have been reviewing whether to offer vaccination for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) to boys as well as girls since 2013, and the topic wasn’t even on the agenda for their latest meeting last week.
The Mail on Sunday are running a campaign for HPV vaccination for boys aged 12 and 13, and published this article about our latest step on Sunday.