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Minister for Health confirms HPV vaccine will be made available to boys beginning from next week




It has been confirmed that HPV vaccine will be made available to all first year students beginning from next week.

The move which will see the vaccine being extended to boy’s, comes following a review by the Health Information and Quality Authority.

Speaking about the vaccination programme the Minister for Health Simon Harris said that the decision to include boys in the programme comes following medical recommendation.

He added that the Health Information and Quality Authority’s review highlighted that vaccine should be made available to boy’s in first year.

Although no plans for catch up scheme have been introduced, the Health Minister said it is being considered.

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