Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines

Ahhhh no I don’t agree with giving blanket consent to children as young as 9. However, our government does. My daughter came home in grade 6 at the age of 12 with a permission form where at the bottom it stated she could give consent to the authorities as a Mature Minor Consent. I was insulted as a parent. Click here to learn more or read an excerpt below.

 

Who should get the HPV vaccines?

The HPV4 vaccine is provided free to girls in grade 6. Girls and young women born in 1994 or later who missed getting the HPV4 vaccine may contact their health care provider to get immunized at no cost.

The HPV4 vaccine is also provided free to males who are at increased risk of HPV infection. This includes males:

  • 9 to 26 years of age who:
    • have sex with men, including those who may not yet be sexually active and are questioning their sexual orientation;
    • are street involved;
    • are infected with HIV;
  • 9 to 18 years of age in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development; and
  • 12 to 17 years of age in youth custody services centres.

The HPV4 vaccine is recommended, but not provided free, for the following people:

  • adult women up to 45 years of age;
  • boys and men 9 to 26 years of age; and
  • men 27 years of age and older who have sex with men.

The HPV2 vaccine is recommended for girls and women 9 to 45 years of age. It is not routinely provided for free. The HPV2 vaccine is not currently approved for use in boys or men.

Mature Minor Consent

It is recommended that parents or guardians and their children discuss consent for immunization. Efforts are first made to seek parental/guardian or representative consent prior to immunization. However, children under the age of 19, who are able to understand the benefits and possible reactions for each vaccine and the risk of not getting immunized, can legally consent to or refuse immunizations.

 

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