More than a million teenage boys could miss out on cancer-preventing HPV vaccines, charity warns

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'A “missing generation” of more than a million teenage boys will not get potentially life-saving vaccinations, a charity has warned.

Boys aged 11 to 13 will be given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine free of charge across the UK for the first time from September. Girls of the same age have received the vaccine since 2008.

But this leaves more than a million teenage boys in the school years above them unable to get the vaccine on the NHS, placing them at risk of HPV-related cancers, the Teenage Cancer Trust has warned.

“The vaccine should be made available for free on the NHS to all men and boys up to the age of 25 who want it, as it is for women and girls,” Kate Collins, the chief executive of the charity, said.'

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