On Wednesday, the committee responsible for advising about vaccination programmes, the JCVI, changed its mind about extending HPV jabs to boys as well as girls.
From our perspective the work is not finished. Aside from the uncertainty about the response of the Government to the JCVI’s recommendation and its implementation, potential problems lie ahead in ensuring a high take up of the vaccination. Already there are groups and publications campaigning against the vaccination, even for girls. Hence we feel there is still much work for HPV Action and its members to do.