ICYMI, July 12, 2019

Published on July 12, 2019

Updated on November 1, 2019

British boys will receive HPV vaccine to prevent 'thousands of cancers'

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British boys will receive HPV vaccine to prevent ‘thousands of cancers’

TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 (CNN)—Boys aged 12 and 13 will be offered the HPV vaccine in all British schools from September, in a move health officials say will prevent thousands of cancer cases.

The jab would protect against a range of cancers caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) including throat, penile and anal strains of the disease.

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