Table 2

Reasons for HPV vaccine acceptance, parents of fully vaccinated girls, 2009–2010 (Adapted[20])
Rationales offered for acceptance Year 1 Year 2
School (n=415) Health center (n=263) School (n=285) Health center (n=219)
Disease/infection prevention 52% 52% 76% 67%
Protection against cervical cancer 49% 44% 43% 51%
Vaccines are good for health 48% 42% 43% 44%
Combined health related rationales 92% 92% 92% 94%
Government program 20% 12% 29% 32%
Following advice of others 36% 3% 28% 19%
Vaccine is free 13% 14% 14% 14%
Knows someone who had cervical cancer 4% 4% 0% 0%

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Cover et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:629   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-629

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