Chapter 24: Psychosocial aspects of vaccine acceptability

Gregory D. Zimet, Nicole Liddon, Susan L. Rosenthal, Eduardo Lazcano-Ponce, Betania Allen

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In this chapter we identify psychosocial issues that have been raised with respect to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and review the research literature on HPV vaccine acceptability. Many women and physicians have relatively poor knowledge about HPV, but despite this, most healthcare providers are willing to recommend HPV vaccination and parents are interested in having their children vaccinated. Concerns about post-vaccination sexual behavior change do not appear to be justified, but can certainly be addressed through anticipatory guidance. Most research studies have come out of the United States and other English-speaking industrialized countries. More psychosocial research regarding HPV vaccination is therefore needed from developing countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S201-S209
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
StatePublished - Aug 21 2006


  • Health personnel
  • HPV vaccines
  • Parental attitudes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • veterinary(all)

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    Zimet, G. D., Liddon, N., Rosenthal, S. L., Lazcano-Ponce, E., & Allen, B. (2006). Chapter 24: Psychosocial aspects of vaccine acceptability. Vaccine, 24(SUPPL. 3), S201-S209.