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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18318: Bill Bowman (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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.