HPV vax for boys not equitable: public health experts

In a letter to the Medical Journal of Australia,  Professor David Durrheim, a member of WHO's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation, said a proposed extension of the NIP to include boys was “not a sensible use of public health resources”.

Professor Durrheim, from the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health colleague Peter Massey, an adjunct lecturer at the University of New England, said Australia had one of the lowest cervical cancer rates in the world (0.7% incidence in 2010) while women in Oceania had a rate six