Boys should get HPV jab to protect against cancer, health advisers say

Ministers urged to take swift action to extend immunisation under a gender-neutral programme

An injection that protects against cervical cancer should be given to boys as well as girls, advisers have told health ministers.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended a “gender-neutral” vaccination programme to protect against the sexually transmitted infection human papilloma virus (HPV).

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