North Carolina: STD Shot for Boys May Help Teen Girls
August 12, 2011
Since February 2010, North Carolina has covered Gardasil human papillomavirus vaccine for boys through Medicaid. In males ages nine to 26, Gardasil is approved to protect against genital warts, anal cancer, and associated precancerous lesions caused by vaccine-targeted HPV types.
However, some physicians are vaccinating boys in a strategy to prevent HPV infection and disease in females. While Gardasil is not among the shots listed for routine administration for boys, private insurance coverage for the series has increased in the past year, said Dr. Sameena Evers of Dilworth Pediatrics in Charlotte.View Full Article
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