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Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 11 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the average cost to the NHS of administering a single dose of (a) Cervarix and (b) Gardisil. (242403)

The individual cost of the vaccine and hence the total cost to Government of the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) vaccination programme is commercial-in-confidence.

Primary care trusts (PCTs) were provided with funding to implement the national programme. A list of allocations per PCT is available from the following web link, which has been placed in the Library.

The cost of administering the HPV programme was estimated to be the same regardless of which vaccine was used.