October 26, 2011

Panel: Boys Should Get HPV Vaccine, Too

Kerry Sheridan, Cosmos Magazine


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Boys and young men should get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), a common sexually transmitted disease that can lead to certain cancers, a U.S. government advisory panel recommended this week.

All boys aged 11-12 should get the HPV vaccine, which is already approved for use in girls and young women, said the recommendations from an advisory committee on immunization practices set up by the he U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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