Doctors and health professionals are regularly paying hundreds of pounds for their teenage sons to receive a vaccination against cancer that girls already receive for free on the NHS, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has been told. Is boys’ health being put at risk?
New research by the University of Aberdeen suggests the vaccine against Human Papilloma Virus has seen a significant reduction in abnormal cervical screening tests 20 years earlier than anticipated.
Angela Burns AM said that ending the availability of free painkillers in Wales could free up more than £16 million a year to fund the HPV for boys.
New study finds hybrid fear and guilt inducing messages increase HPV vaccination intentions among 18-26 year olds greater than fear alone
Heidi Larson, Head of the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine discusses the range of strategies required to ensure trust in the HPV vaccine.
‘It was a done deal…I told my daughter ‘You can have a cancer or you can have a vaccine,’ she says. ‘I mean, why wouldn’t you?’.