Only one HPV vaccine—Gardasil®—can be given to boys and young men. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends Gardasil for all boys aged 11 or 12 years, and for males aged 13 through 21 years, who did not get any or all of the three recommended doses when they were younger. All men may receive the vaccine through age 26, and should speak with their doctor to find out if getting vaccinated is right for them.
The vaccine is also recommended for gay and bisexual men (or any man who has sex with men) and men with compromised immune systems (including HIV) through age 26, if they did not get fully vaccinated when they were younger.
In 2018, the FDA approved the use of Gardasil for people ages 27 to 45. The CDC recommends that people in this age range speak with their doctors to determine if the HPV vaccine would be helpful. It depends on individual circumstances such as the person’s current risk for HPV infection and whether the person has been vaccinated in the past.
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