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Male HPV vaccine not cost effective

October 10, 2009 12:57:57 AM PDT
Researchers say that including males in HPV vaccinations is not cost effective.A study on the human papillomavirus vaccine, Gardasil, has revealed some interesting new information.

In September, an FDA panel recommended expanding the use of Gardasil to males ranging in age from nine to 26.

At the time, the cost effectiveness of such a program was unclear.

However, researchers at Harvard University have since conducted an analysis.

The study shows including boys in the vaccine program exceeds "what the U.S. typically considers good value for the money."

Other experts dispute the finding, saying young men also need protection from sexually transmitted diseases.

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