Federal Panel Recommends HPV Vaccine For Boys
The organization that helps set vaccination standards for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted overwhelmingly to immunize boys; girls have been getting the vaccine for several years to help guard against cervical cancer.
The New York Times: Panel Endorses HPV Vaccine For Boys Of 11
Boys and young men should be vaccinated against human papillomavirus, or HPV, to protect against anal and throat cancers that can result from sexual activity, a federal advisory committee said Tuesday (Harris, 10/25).
The Washington Post: Routine HPV Vaccination Recommended For Boys
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which helps set standards for childhood and other vaccinations, voted overwhelmingly to bring the recommendation for boys in line with that for girls. The vote was 13 in favor and none opposed, with one member abstaining (Stein, 10/25).
Bloomberg: Merck's Gardasil Vaccine Wins U.S. Panel Backing For Routine Use In Boys
Merck & Co.'s Gardasil vaccine, used to protect girls from a virus that causes cervical cancer, should also be given to 11- or 12-year-old boys to reduce transmission of the infection, a U.S. advisory panel said. ... Use in boys will protect them against HPV-related cancers and may provide "indirect protection of women" by reducing transmission, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices said. Decisions by the panel are regularly adopted by the CDC (Peterson, 10/25).
NewsHour (Video): Boys, Young Men Should Get HPV Vaccine Panel Says
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel has recommended for the first time that boys and young men get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, known as HPV, to protect them from cancers resulting from sexual activity. Jeffrey Brown discusses the new recommendation with Rob Stein of The Washington Post (10/25).