‘I didn’t even know boys could get the vaccine’: Parents’ reasons for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination decision making for their sons

July 20, 2015

Source: Psycho-Oncology, 2015, 10.1002/pon.3894

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Date of publication: July 2015

Publication Type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: Objective: The study’s objective was to examine parents’ reasons for their decision to vaccinate their 9–16-year-old sons with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. ‘I didn’t even know boys could get the vaccine’: Parents’ reasons for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination decision making for their sons… Conclusion: There are important differences in the factors that influence parents’ decision depending on where they are along the decision-making trajectory. Assuring that parents are well informed about the importance of male vaccination, reducing vaccine cost, accurately communicating vaccine safety, and improving patient–provider communication may augment vaccine coverage and prevent HPV-associated cancers

Length of publication: 8-page article

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