I wish to have my two boys vaccinated for HPV. They are 12...

Question: 

I wish to have my two boys vaccinated for HPV. They are 12 & 14 and have just missed the cutoff for free vaccination. Please tell me how I can obtain this for them free of cost.

Answer: 

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 to be at an increased risk of HPV infection in the HealthLinkBC File: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines.  

For those not eligible for the free vaccine, it can be purchased at most pharmacies and travel clinics.

You can find more information about HPV vaccines on our HPV page

If you have further questions about the HPV vaccine, we recommend that you contact your local public health unit  and ask to speak with a public health nurse. 

- Immunization Nurse