Girls' Explanations for Being Unvaccinated or Under Vaccinated Against Human Papillomavirus

A Content Analysis of Survey Responses

Alice S. Forster; Jo Waller; Harriet L. Bowyer; Laura A. V. Marlow


BMC Public Health. 2015;15(1278) 

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Among girls from diverse ethnic backgrounds, practical problems are likely to inhibit girls from completing the HPV vaccination course, whereas safety concerns, and perceiving that the HPV vaccination is not necessary can explain why girls remain unvaccinated. The findings of this study may be used to tailor interventions to increase informed participation among girls who are currently under vaccinated or unvaccinated.