• Teresa Flannery

HPV vaccine for boys 'will prevent thousands of cancers'

Health officials say the HPV vaccine for 12 to 13-year-old boys, starting after the summer, will prevent 29,000 cancers in UK men in the next 40 years.


The boys will be eligible from the start of the new school year, 11 years after girls were first vaccinated.


The jab protects against human papilloma virus, which causes many oral, throat and anal cancers.


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