Healthcare systems could benefit from covering HPV vaccine in boys, study says

A new analysis shows that healthcare systems can prevent throat cancer cases and save in long-term treatment costs by covering the HPV vaccine in young boys. Currently, Australia, Canada and the United States recommend the jab for boys, but only cover it for young girls. Dr. Donna Graham of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto and her team found that Canada could save $6 million to $22 million for every 192,000 boys who are inoculated, and the savings could be greater in the U.S. More

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