The Public Health Agency of Sweden has conducted an investigation into whether the national vaccination programme for children against human papilloma virus (HPV), which today is limited to girls, should be extended to also include boys. This report describes the current knowledge, conditions, and assessments that will form the basis for making a decision on whether to extend the HPV vaccination programme to boys.
The main target group for this publication is the government of Sweden (the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs). It could also be of interest for health professionals, ministries of health, and public health institutions in other countries contemplating sex-neutral vaccination programmes against HPV.
This version has been adjusted following comments received during an open consultation between July and September 2017.