It’s unfortunate that a “government medical panel” is associated with this recommendation.
The Associated Press reports,
The controversial HPV shot given to girls should also be given to boys, in part to help prevent the spread of the virus through sex, a government medical panel said Tuesday.
The expensive vaccine, which protects females against cervical cancer, hasn’t been popular. And doctors admit it will be a tough sell to parents of 11- and 12-year-old males, too.
This makes a lot more sense than vaccinating kids against anthrax.