Free HPV vaccination for boys who feel attracted to boys

As from 1 February 2018, boys who like boys can receive HPV vaccination free of charge if they are between 15 and 20 years old. The offer ends on 31 December 2018.

The offer is one of the initiatives of the government’s 4th cancer action plan. The offer aims to prevent HPV infection in boys who have or will be having sex with other boys and men. Men who have sex with men have a substantially increased risk of developing anal cancer due to an HPV infection than men who exclusively have sex with women.

The boys will receive three HPV vaccinations within a 6-month period. You can receive the first vaccination as from your 15th birthday. Vaccination is given free of charge until the boys turn 20 years old. The first vaccination must be given no later than on 30 June 2018, and the boys can conclude their vaccination until 31 December 2018.

You can be vaccinated at your GP or at one of the AIDS Foundation’s Checkpoint clinics in Aarhus, Odense or Copenhagen. When the doctor assesses if a boy is covered by the offer, he or she must inform the boy that the offer is for boys who feel attracted to other boys, and ask if the boy forms part of the target group. The boy then needs to answer yes or no.