Perceptions of parents seeking an experimental herpes simplex vaccine for their adolescent and preadolescent daughters

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006 Aug;25(8):747-8. doi: 10.1097/01.inf.0000226840.84196.0b.


Perceptions of parents willing to enroll their daughters in genital herpes vaccine trials were examined by questionnaire. Respondents were knowledgeable about genital herpes and endorsed personal and societal protection as important reasons to vaccinate. A belief among some that the vaccine might promote sexual activity did not prevent them from seeking protection for their daughters.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Attitude to Health*
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Child
  • Female
  • Herpes Genitalis / prevention & control*
  • Herpes Simplex Virus Vaccines / administration & dosage*
  • Humans
  • Parents / psychology*
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral / prevention & control*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires


  • Herpes Simplex Virus Vaccines