HPV vaccine hesitancy: Findings from a statewide survey of health care providers

Annie Laurie McRee, Melissa B. Gilkey, Amanda F. Dempsey

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Introduction: Health care provider recommendations are critical for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine uptake. We sought to describe providers' HPV vaccine recommendation practices and explore their perceptions of parental hesitancy. Method: A statewide sample (n = 575) of Minnesota health care providers (20% pediatricians, 47% family medicine physicians, and 33% nurse practitioners) completed our online survey in April2013. Results: Only 76% of health care providers reported routinely recommending HPV vaccine for girls ages 11 to 12years, and far fewer (46%) did so for boys (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-549
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Pediatric Health Care
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

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Funding Information:
This study was funded through a Young Investigator Award from the Academic Pediatric Association , supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics ( U04MC07853-03 ; primary investigator [PI], McRee) with further support from a National Research Service Award in Primary Medical Care from the Health Resources and Services Administration ( T32HP22239 ; PI, Borowsky); the University of North Carolina Lineberger Cancer Control Education Program ( R25 CA57726 ); and a Clinical and Translational Science Institute grant support ( UL1RR033183 ) to the University of Minnesota from the National Center for Research Resources .


  • Health care provider communication
  • HPV vaccine
  • Vaccine hesitancy

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

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