Parental Response to Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Availability: Uptake and Intentions

Mary A. Gerend*, Eilene Weibley, Harold Bland

*Corresponding author for this work

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This study examined parental responses to the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine approximately 2 years post-licensure. Correlates of vaccine uptake included daughter age, physician recommendation, and parental knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes. Correlates of vaccination intentions were consistent with previous research. Findings can inform future efforts aimed at promoting HPV vaccination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)528-531
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1 2009


  • Human papillomavirus vaccines
  • Parents
  • Sexually transmitted infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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