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Beginning in September 2017, the HPV9 vaccine will be provided free to boys in grade 6.  Boys who are currently in grade 6 (and will be entering grade 7 in September 2017) will not be eligible for the free vaccine.  

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You can contact your local public health unit to make an appointment for your daughter to get the HPV vaccine.  You can find the contact information for your local public health unit here

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To date, the HPV vaccine has not been offered to males as part of BC's routine school-based immunization program.  The HPV vaccine will be offered to males in grade 6 as part of the routine school-based program beginning in September 2017. 

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As long as the first dose of HPV vaccine was administered before the 15th birthday, only 2 doses are needed.  The HPV vaccine that is publicly funded in BC for girls born in 1994-2004 is the HPV4 vaccine.  You can contact your local pubic health unit to make an appointment for your daughter to get her second dose of the vacci

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Those not eligible for the free HPV vaccine can purchase the vaccine from most pharmacies and travel clinics.  The HPV9 vaccine (Gardasil®9) costs about $180 per dose, the HPV4 vaccine (Gardasil®) costs about $150 per dose and the HPV2 vaccine (Cervarix®) costs about $115 per dose. You will need to contact the travel clinic or pharmacy for the exact cost.

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