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Boys in England to get HPV vaccine from next year

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 24 July 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3237
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. BMJ

The government has given the go ahead for boys aged between 12 and 13 in England to be given the vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV) and aims to roll out vaccination next autumn.

The decision follows a recommendation from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation last week to extend the current programme for girls to include boys.1 A new modelling method …

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