Date lodged: 20 August 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on running a catch-up programme for 14- to 18-year old males in conjunction with the HPV vaccine programme for adolescent boys.
Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 13 September 2018
The JCVI advice on extending the HPV vaccination programme to adolescent boys does not include a specific recommendation in regards to a catch up programme. Scottish Government officials are working closely withUK colleagues, Health Protection Scotland and NHS Scotland to consider key implementation issues, including whether a catch up programme should be offered. No decision has been made on this yet.