Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Panel Recommends Routine HPV Vaccinations for Boys and Young Men
The New York Times: Panel Endorses HPV Vaccine for Boys of 11, by Gardiner Harris:
Boys and young men should be vaccinated against human papillomavirus, or HPV, to protect against anal and throat cancers that can result from sexual activity, a federal advisory committee said Tuesday.
The recommendation by the panel, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is likely to transform the use of the HPV vaccine, since most private insurers pay for vaccines once the committee recommends them for routine use. . . .