why is hpv not free for boys but it is for females...

Question: 

why is hpv not free for boys but it is for females

Answer: 

In BC, the HPV9 vaccine is provided free to all students (male and female) in Grade 6. Read more about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines. The HPV9 is also publicly funded (free) for:

  • HIV positive individuals 9-26 years of age
  • Transgender individuals 9-26 years of age

Men 9 to 26 years of age who:

  • have sex with other men
  • are not yet sexually active but are questioning their sexual orientation
  • Street involved
  • Boys 9 to 18 years of age in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD)
  • Boys and men of any age who are in youth custody services centres

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019