Pediatricians' intention to recommend human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines to 11- to 12-year-old girls postlicensing.

The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Journal of Adolescent Health (Impact Factor: 2.97). 11/2008; 43(4):408-11. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2008.06.012
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ABSTRACT We surveyed 105 pediatric clinicians following Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine licensure to identify factors associated with intention to recommend the vaccine to 11- to 12-year-old girls. Pediatricians who were early adopters of medical technologies had fewer concerns about HPV vaccine safety/efficacy, and who anticipated parental vaccine safety/efficacy concerns reported higher intention to recommend the vaccine.

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