Public Health England has announced that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme is to be extended to include boys from 1 September 2019.
The vaccine has been offered to girls as part of the NHS immunisation programme since 2008. Based on the advice of the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) the programme is being expanded and will now have universal coverage.
Action: This information is aimed at health professionals who will be responsible for implementing the new programme but may be useful for anyone who may see patients presenting following vaccination.
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