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A 38-year-old male asked:

Should my son get the hpv vaccine?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Eventually yes: The hpv vaccine is an anti-cancer vaccine protecting against most cervical cancers and probably against anal cancers caused by the same viruses. The vaccine is very safe but is expensive. With limited resources in healthcare, all girls should be offered the vaccine first, then the high-risk boys, then the remaining boys. Boys can ask for the vaccine now, if they want it, regardless of risk level.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
YES!: Yes, of course! the vaccine has been approved for men and boys for two years now (gardisil that is, Cervarix is not approved for boys/men yet). It is approved for the prevention of anal cancer and it's precursors caused by hpv and genital warts as well.
Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Also, males are half of the equation. If both sexes get the shot, the disease should disappear.
Mar 31, 2012
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Yes he should get it: Vaccine is approved and recommended for boys and girls from age 9 to 23 it is covered by most insurance all over usa.And is available for those without insurance from the local health department and federal vaccine for children free of charge. To prevent hpv vccine boys and girls both should be immunized against hpv with three doses as recommended.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
HPV: To interrupt an epidemic and to lessen the chance of transmission of a virus that can lead to cancer of the cervix, rectum, and throat it is wise to vaccinate all potential victims of the virus. Hpv vaccine is the most politicized vaccine ever created. Take the politics out if the equation and choose to try to end these cancers.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
I like this answer. It offers an important perspective
Dec 19, 2013

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Do you think I should get the HPV vaccine?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Not recommended at33: Hpv vaccine is recommended to females from 9 to 26 years of age even though there is no reason why it can not be given at age 33, but it is only recommended for ages 9to26.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Who all must get the HPV vaccine?

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Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Recommend ages 11-26: Hpv vaccine is recommended for all children at age 11 or 12 but is approved for use from 9-26 in both sexes. It's recommended for all girls through age 26 and for boys through 21 years of age (through age 26 for men who have sex with men). There are two vaccines. Both reduce the risk of cervical and anal cancer but the Gardasil also protects against two strains causing 90% of genital warts.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Verl well said Sir.
Sep 7, 2012
A 35-year-old member asked:

Should I get the HPV vaccine at 25?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Might be helpful: The hpv vaccine is helpful in preventing acquisition and long term carriage of several of the most worrisome strains of this virus. It will not treat or change the status of strains acquired before the vaccine is given. The 4strain vaccine includes the 2 most often found in genital cancer & 2 most known for genital warts. The target age for administration is 9-26, .
A 30-year-old member asked:

Who should get the HPV vaccine?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
9 YEARS OLD TO26 : Both sexes boys/girls and men/women between ages of 9 to 26 should get hpv vaccine in series of three shots.

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