Newswise — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that young boys receive the HPV vaccine starting at age 11. Loyola University Health System experts in pediatric infectious disease and adolescent medicine are available to comment.

“What’s important is interrupting the chain of transmission of this disease,” said Andrew Bonwit, MD, pediatric infectious disease expert. “If we can catch it before it’s even transmitted we’re able to help save lives.”

“The elimination of this virus would be beneficial to everyone,” said Garry Sigman, MD, adolescent medicine expert. “This is a vaccine that has been proven to be effective in eliminating a deadly virus. It should be treated like every other vaccine.”

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