Pediatricians' Intention to Recommend Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines to 11- to 12-Year-Old Girls Postlicensing

ArticleinJournal of Adolescent Health 43(4):408-11 · November 2008with4 Reads
Impact Factor: 3.61 · DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2008.06.012 · Source: PubMed

    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.