Our thanks to Mike P for this. The start of the piece:
Health Minister Steve Brine has given the first clear sign that the Government wants to end the HPV ‘vaccine apartheid’, which The Mail on Sunday has been campaigning against.
The MP, whose brief includes include public health policy, admitted that arguments claiming that it is not cost-effective to vaccinate teenage boys against the cancer- causing virus ‘do not feel right’.
As this newspaper has repeatedly reported, HPV, which is spread by sexual contact and kissing, causes not only cervical cancer in women but thousands of cancers every year in men.
However, the NHS vaccinates only girls, calculating it is cheaper to treat the tumours HPV causes than to fund the £22 million a year needed to vaccinate boys. [J4MB emphasis – it is inconceivable that such a calculation would be used to deny girls vaccinations.]