HPV (human papillomavirus) Vaccine For Boys

We’ve been giving HPV vaccine to girls for several years now, but recently the AAP’s immunization experts have recommended that boys also start to receive it. HPV is the name for a group of viruses that cause dangerous and unsightly genital warts; the warts are a known cause of cancer. We usually start offering this vaccine at the 11 year checkup visit. It is a three-shot series. While OHP and most insurances are covering it, we advise you to verify coverage with your own insurance company before the vaccine is given. We charge $143 for each dose and the cost does become patient responsibility if not covered by insurance.