The European Commission licensed the first HPV vaccine in September last year for use by females aged between nine and 26. Gardasil, how the vaccine was named, has been proven highly effective against HPV but needs to be administered before women become sexually active for best results.

Government in Scotland made plans to vaccinate girls as young as nine against this sexually-transmitted virus but the parents protested and the health chiefs were constrained to abandon the proposals.

The parents thought that vaccinating girls at the age of nine may be inappropriate and was likely to lead to engaging in sexual acts sooner than the girls usually would.
They think that vaccination should be carried out in older children at secondary school along with a sexual education program.

Health experts are about to make their final decision regarding the vaccination of the young girls and give the final recommendation to the ministers in a few weeks time. They promised that they will not allow it without having sex-education program in schools led by nurses.