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Beginning in September 2017, the HPV vaccine will be provided free to boys in grade 6 (currently the vaccine is only free for girls).

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While in BC, non-residents can receive publicly funded (free) vaccines that they meet the eligibility criteria for from their local public health unit (a 20 year old female meets BC's eligibility criteria for the free HPV vaccine).  A health card need not be presented in public health settings.

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You can find a list of people eligible for the publicly funded (free) HPV9 vaccine on our HPV page. The publicly funded vaccine is available from public health units, some pharmacies and some doctors' offices. 

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In BC, the HPV vaccine is provided free to females born in 1994 and later (these individuals are eligible up to 26 years of age) and to females who are 9 to 26 years of age who are infected with HIV.

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Beginning in September 2017, the HPV vaccine will be provided free to boys in grade 6.  Boys in later grades will not be eligible for the free vaccine unless they are at increased risk of HPV infection.  You can find a list of males who are considered

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