Perceptions of parents seeking an experimental herpes simplex vaccine for their adolescent and preadolescent daughters

Sandra L. Fowler, Michelle Dickey, Patricia Kern, Gregory D. Zimet, Susan L. Rosenthal

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Perceptions of parents willing to enroll their daughters in genital herpes vaccine trials were examined by questionnaire. Respondents were knowledgeable about genital herpes and endorsed personal and societal protection as important reasons to vaccinate. A belief among some that the vaccine might promote sexual activity did not prevent them from seeking protection for their daughters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)747-748
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2006



  • Attitudes
  • Genital herpes
  • Parents
  • Vaccination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)

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