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UK Sets Example on HPV Vaccine for Boys

Expand A child health nurse holds up a vial and box for the HPV vaccine, brand name Gardasil  © AP Photo/Daily Free Press, Charles Buchanan The UK is taking a step toward ending preventable forms of cervical cancers, and some other cancers, by offer free HPV vaccines to boys ages 11 and 12. HPV causes nearly all cervical cancers and most throat and mouth cancers, often in men. The program, which was announced on July 9, will be in place at the start of this academic year - September 2019. The UK’s National Health Service has offered the vaccination to girls for free since 2008 and has given…

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