(CBSNEWS) — (CBS) The HPV vaccine should be given to all males between the ages of 11 and 21, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices said in its 2012 recommendations, that the human papillomavirus vaccine should be "routine" for all boys aged 11 to 12 years old and it also recommends "catch-up" vaccinations for males ages 13 to 21.
Last October, the committee first recommended the vaccine for boys, HealthPop reported, but the recommendations weren't formalized until they were published this week, according to the CDC.
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The recommendations are published in the Feb. 1 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, and the Feb. 3 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.