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HPV Vaccine

From academic year 2019/20, the HPV vaccine will be offered to S1 boys as well.

29 August
ICHS

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been offered to girls in Scotland from S1 since 2008. From academic year 2019/20, the HPV vaccine will be offered to S1 boys as well.

This is because the evidence now shows that the HPV vaccine helps protect both boys and girls from HPV-related cancers.

Immunisation helps protect against the HPV virus, which can lead to cancers such as:

  • head and neck cancers
  • cervical cancer (in females)
  • anogenital cancers (e.g. anal and penile (penis) cancer, cancer of the vagina and vulva).

For more info see:- HPV vaccine

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