Table 4

Main reasons for rejecting HPV vaccination

Reason

Women rejecting vaccination (%)


16-20 years old

(N = 102)

21-26 years old

(N = 132)


Vaccine too expensive

72

51

Too late/already sexually active

15

41

Othera

20

26

Low risk of cervical cancer

9

6

Low risk of HPV infection

6

4

Fear of side-effects

3

7

Against having too many vaccines

5

3

Against all vaccinations

3

0

Don't have time for it

2

0

Inconvenience (three injections within six months)

2

0

Too young/not yet relevant

1

0


aOther: being already sexually active or not being in the target group.

Mortensen BMC Public Health 2010 10:68   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-68

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