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Vaccine. 2010 Aug 31;28(38):6292-7. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.06.114. Epub 2010 Jul 15.

HPV vaccine for adolescent males: acceptability to parents post-vaccine licensure.

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University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, 323D Rosenau Hall, CB 7440, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7440, USA. preiter@email.unc.edu

Abstract

We examined mothers' willingness to get their adolescent sons HPV vaccine. In December 2009, 2 months after approval of HPV vaccine for males, we surveyed a national sample of mothers with sons aged 9-18 (n=406). More mothers were definitely or probably willing to get their sons HPV vaccine if the vaccine were free (47%) than if it cost $400 out of pocket (11%). The importance of HPV vaccine possibly protecting their sons' future female partners from HPV-related disease was the strongest correlate of willingness. These findings are important to increasing acceptability to parents of HPV vaccine for their sons.

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20637770
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PMC2931421
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10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.06.114
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