9 Jul 2019

Boys to be given HPV vaccine to reduce cancer rates

Health and Social Care Editor

Giving 12 and 13-year-old boys the HPV vaccine could help to prevent 29,000 cases of cancer among men over the next 40 years, according to health officials.

Boys will be able to get the jab from the beginning of the next school year. The vaccine, which helps protect against a virus which causes several types of cancer, has already been available to girls for 11 years.