24 / 05 / 2023
Hpv Vaccination Failure Condemned Across The Dental Profession
HPV (human Papilloma Virus) is to be refused to adolescent boys in the future. 400,000 boys will remain unvaccinated every year.
This has been criticised by our profession as this vaccine could protect boys from HPV related cancers.
HPV is one of the leading causes of mouth cancer and without the vaccination our profession will continue to see rises in the disease, which could so easily be prevented.
The JCVI report states “While it is clear that programme to vaccinate adolescent males would provide those vaccinated with direct protection against HPV infection, and associated disease, all the evidence suggests that the risk of infection in males has already dramatically reduced by the girl”s programme and that these herd effects will continue to have a substantial impact’. “ The additional benefits gained from extending the programme adolescent boys therefore would be small, relative to the impact of the girls programme.
As a profession we are campaigning for a gender-neutral approach to the vaccine.
2000 men every year are diagnosed with a HPV-related cancer, with half of those dying from the condition within the next five years.
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