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National HPV Vaccination Programme

That the Parliament believes that the public health case for including adolescent boys, as well as girls, in a national (Scottish) HPV vaccination programme is now irrefutable as it is the only certain way of protecting both sexes against a range of cancers and recurrent respiratory papillomatosis; considers that the current girls-only programme is inequitable and unfair as it leaves many males at risk and females to carry the burden of responsibility for vaccination; understands that gender-neutral vaccination has very wide support, including from the 44 member organisations of HPV Action, the BMA, Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust and the wide range of individual clinicians, scientists and other experts who recently signed an HPV Action statement calling for gender-neutral vaccination; awaits the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation's review of this issue, and calls on the Scottish Government to introduce HPV vaccination for both sexes as soon as possible.

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Jeremy Balfour, Liz Smith, John Lamont, Patrick Harvie, Maurice Corry, Alison Harris, Douglas Ross, Edward Mountain, Ross Thomson, Alexander Burnett, John Finnie, Brian Whittle, Oliver Mundell, Maurice Golden, Liam Kerr, Elaine Smith, Annie Wells, Mark Ruskell, Alex Rowley


Current Status: Fallen on 04/10/2017