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Human Pappiloma Virus Vaccine

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the human pappilloma virus vaccines will be considered at the meeting of the joint council on vaccination and immunisation in February 2007. (82547)

A joint committee on vaccination and immunisation subgroup met in May 2006 to review all available information on human pappilloma virus vaccines and will hold further meetings during 2006, reporting to the main JCVI committee once they have all the relevant information.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress the Government have made on its plans to introduce the human pappilloma virus vaccine; and if she will make a statement. (82548)

The joint committee on vaccination and immunisation subgroup met in May 2006 to review all the available information on human pappilloma virus vaccines and will hold further meetings during 2006. Implementation plans will be based on the advice of JCVI as to the most effective immunisation schedule should HPV vaccine be judged to be beneficial.