Recommendation for Boys to Receive HPV Vaccine
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has made new recommendations to protect boys from the human papillomavirus (HPV). Previously, the AAP only backed routine HPV vaccinations for young girls. The group now advises boys ages 11 and 12 receive immunizations as well.
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States and is found most frequently in adolescents and young adults.