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HPV immunization program expanded to vulnerable boys

Beginning this September, boys and young men up to age 26 who are at a higher risk of contracting human papillomavirus virus (HPV) can receive the HPV vaccine at no charge.

B.C.’s publicly funded HPV vaccination program, which is provided to girls, will be extended to at-risk boys and young men - those who have sex with males or who are street-involved. Providing the vaccine for all girls protects heterosexual boys as well, but leaves at-risk boys and young men unprotected. This change will address that gap.

Read the full news release here.

Last Updated: July 7, 2015