News | Published August 16, 2013

HPV vaccine for girls and boys

This summer, we have seen many teens with camp, sports, drivers and regular physicals, and the subject of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for boys and girls has been a regular topic of conversation.

Many people associate HPV with females, but the virus can also spread to males. HPV vaccines are available to protect both females and males against some of the most common types of HPV and the health problems associated with the virus.

All of our providers at Mount Nittany Physician Group Pediatrics are advocates for the vaccine and have seen the benefits for both genders. For a full explanation of HPV and the vaccine and for answers to common questions, visit Talk with your child’s doctor about any specific questions you have and when to determine when your child should receive the vaccination.