Introduction: Health care provider recommendations are critical for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine uptake. We sought to describe providers' HPV vaccine recommendation practices and explore their perceptions of parental hesitancy. Method: A statewide sample (n = 575) of Minnesota health care providers (20% pediatricians, 47% family medicine physicians, and 33% nurse practitioners) completed our online survey in April2013. Results: Only 76% of health care providers reported routinely recommending HPV vaccine for girls ages 11 to 12years, and far fewer (46%) did so for boys (p
- Health care provider communication
- HPV vaccine
- Vaccine hesitancy
PubMed: MeSH publication types
- Journal Article
- Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
- Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.