The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on the BC Government to end the discrimination when it comes to the HPV vaccine.
Health Promotion Coordinator Megan Klitch says both females and males are susceptible to the virus but it`s not free to both…
“In BC girls receive the vaccine for free but only a small subset of boys do, leaving the majority of boys unprotected unless their parents pay up to 450 dollars to have them vaccinated.“
Klitch says that`s why the Canadian Cancer Society, as well as 25 other reputable health organizations, are asking the Health Minister and the Premier to expand the publically funded school-based program so all kids have equal opportunity to access the HPV vaccine and reduce their future risk of cancer.
She says the HPV vaccine is most effective when given at a young age when our immune response is most receptive to the vaccine and also before there is any sexual activity.