HPV vaccine for men who have sex with men (MSM)

The Scottish Government has agreed that men who have sex with men (MSM) will be eligible to receive the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccine in the future.

This is in line with advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), which recommends a targeted vaccination programme for MSM aged up to 45 who attend GUM and HIV clinics

The HPV vaccine will help to prevent infection which can cause genital warts and HPV-associated cancers. It is especially important for those who have multiple sexual partners.

Scottish Government, Health Protection Scotland and NHS Scotland are currently looking at the best way to deliver this programme in all parts of Scotland and information will be coming shortly.

Last reviewed on 08 June 2017

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