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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    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
    Issue number14
    StatePublished - Mar 21 2011

    Bibliographical note

    Funding Information:
    Potential conflict of interest : Noel Brewer has received grants from Merck and GlaxoSmithKline . Paul Reiter has received a grant from Merck. These funds were not used to support this research study. Financial support: This research was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society ( MSRG-06-259-01-CPPB ), and the Cancer Control Education Program at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center ( R25 CA57726 ). Members of the CDC were involved in conducting the study and in preparing and submitting this article. None of the other funding sources had a role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or preparation, review, and approval of the manuscript.


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

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    • Journal Article


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