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Vaccine. 2010 Jul 12;28(31):4864-7. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.05.034. Epub 2010 Jun 4.

HPV vaccine acceptability among Kenyan women.

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Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.

Abstract

As human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines become available in less-developed countries, understanding women's attitudes towards HPV vaccines can help guide approaches to immunization programs. We assessed knowledge and interest in prophylactic HPV vaccines among Kenyan women seeking women's health services (N=147). They knew little about cervical cancer or HPV vaccine. Most women (95%, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 92%, 99%), however, were willing to have their daughters vaccinated with a vaccine that would prevent cervical cancer, with preference for an inexpensive vaccine requiring fewer doses.

PMID:
20566394
PMCID:
PMC2906622
DOI:
10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.05.034
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