Thursday, 24 January 2019

Ceisteanna (207)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

207. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the steps he will take to ensure that the HSE national immunisation office will update its delivery and communication strategies for the HPV vaccine programme in advance of the extension of the vaccine to boys in September 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3637/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The 2019 HSE Service Plan included additional funding for the expansion of the Primary Childhood Immunisation Schedule to include HPV vaccination for boys. 

The HSE National Immunisation Office has advised that it will develop updated materials and a communication strategy for a gender neutral HPV programme which will be available for parents and healthcare professionals in advance of the start of the gender neutral programme. 

All vaccines administered through the Primary Childhood Immunisation Schedule are provided free of charge.