Parental response to human papillomavirus vaccine availability: uptake and intentions

J Adolesc Health. 2009 Nov;45(5):528-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2009.02.006. Epub 2009 May 30.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Female
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Humans
  • Intention*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines / administration & dosage
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines / supply & distribution*
  • Parents / psychology*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Young Adult


  • Papillomavirus Vaccines