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HPV vaccine comes on-stream for more women


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HPV vaccine comes on-stream for more women

From 1 April GPs qualify for reimbursement for vaccinating young women from 18 to 24 with the HPV vaccine.

This follows the decision in January by the GPC (General Practitioners Committee) to increase the upper age limit of the HPV vaccine, so girls and young women can access the vaccine free of charge in general practice if they have missed the vaccinations through the school-based programme. Wider availability of vaccine, which women will be able to get without charge until the day before their 25th birthday will help to reduce cervical cancer other HPV-related cancers, such as anal cancer, genital cancers and cancers of the head and neck.