HPV vaccine hesitancy: Findings from a statewide survey of health care providers

Annie Laurie McRee, Melissa B. Gilkey, Amanda F. Dempsey

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Abstract

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

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-549
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Pediatric Health Care
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

Keywords

  • 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.

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