HPV vaccine for adolescent males: Acceptability to parents post-vaccine licensure

Paul L. Reiter, Annie Laurie McRee, Sami L. Gottlieb, Noel T. Brewer

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We examined mothers' willingness to get their adolescent sons HPV vaccine. In December 2009, 2 months after approval of HPV vaccine for males, we surveyed a national sample of mothers with sons aged 9-18 (n=406). More mothers were definitely or probably willing to get their sons HPV vaccine if the vaccine were free (47%) than if it cost $ 400 out of pocket (11%). The importance of HPV vaccine possibly protecting their sons' future female partners from HPV-related disease was the strongest correlate of willingness. These findings are important to increasing acceptability to parents of HPV vaccine for their sons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6292-6297
Number of pages6
Issue number38
StatePublished - Aug 2010


  • Acceptability
  • HPV vaccine
  • Males

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

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