Beginning in September 2017, the HPV 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, 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.
- Immunization Nurse
This answer was published on Apr 19, 2017.
The answers in the Q&A are not altered or updated after the published date. For current information and recommendations, consult your health care provider.
If you are a health care provider looking for immunization information, please visit the Health Professionals section of the BCCDC website. There you can find clinical resources, immunization courses, print resources for patients and more.
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