Mothers' support for voluntary provision of HPV vaccine in schools

Jessica A. Kadis, Annie Laurie McRee, Sami L. Gottlieb, Morgan R. Lee, Paul L. Reiter, Patricia J. Dittus, Noel T. Brewer

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Abstract

HPV vaccination rates among adolescents in the United States lag behind some other developed countries, many of which routinely offer the vaccine in schools. We sought to assess mothers' willingness to have their adolescent daughters receive HPV vaccine at school. A national sample of mothers of adolescent females ages 11-14 completed our internet survey (response rate. =66%). The final sample (n=496) excluded mothers who did not intend to have their daughters receive HPV vaccine in the next year. Overall, 67% of mothers who intended to vaccinate their daughters or had vaccinated their daughters reported being willing to have their daughters receive HPV vaccine at school. Mothers were more willing to allow their daughters to receive HPV vaccine in schools if they had not yet initiated the vaccine series for their daughters or resided in the Midwest or West (all p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2542-2547
Number of pages6
JournalVaccine
Volume29
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 21 2011

Keywords

  • HPV vaccine
  • Parents
  • School health
  • School-based health center
  • Vaccination program

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  • Journal Article

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    Kadis, J. A., McRee, A. L., Gottlieb, S. L., Lee, M. R., Reiter, P. L., Dittus, P. J., & Brewer, N. T. (2011). Mothers' support for voluntary provision of HPV vaccine in schools. Vaccine, 29(14), 2542-2547. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.01.067