Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination acceptance is hampered by fears and conflicting attitudes about the need for and safety of vaccine. There are also ethical dilemmas associated with vaccinating adolescents for a sexually transmitted disease despite future cancer risk. The purpose of this research was to determine HPV vaccination acceptance/hesitancy among young adults. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2015 data were used. During 2015, 83.1% of adults ages 25–29 years did not receive any HPV vaccination; the UOR was 3.47; 95% CI = 2.11, 5.70) compared to adults 18–24 years. There is a need to accelerate public health messaging/campaigns to increase HPV vaccination rates.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Medicine
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Infectious Diseases