Since 2008 in Québec, vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) is recommended for girls, since it is recognized as an effective and safe means of preventing cervical cancer.
However, these viruses cause several other health issues that affect men as well as women. In 2016, the program has therefore been expanded in order to extend protection against the consequences of these infections to a larger number of people.
The vaccine against HPV infections is included in The Québec Immunisation Program’s immunisation schedule. The vaccine is offered for free to girls, and starting September 1, 2016, to boys in Grade 4. The vaccine is given in Grade 4 for several reasons:
Under the Québec Immunisation Program, the following people can also be vaccinated against HPV infections free of charge:
Last update: September 22, 2016 2:21 PM
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