A SOUTH Essex MP has called for a cancer vaccination programme to be extended to young men.

During Health Questions in the House of Commons on Tuesday, John Baron, MP for Basildon and Billericay asked health minister, Jane Ellison, whether the Government will consider extending the HPV vaccination programme to include young men as well as young women.

The minister said the Government was looking into this as an option.

Mr Baron said: “Many charities believe this would be beneficial, and mounting evidence is on their side.”