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Anticipated Acceptance of HPV Vaccination at the Baseline of Implementation: A Survey of Parental and Adolescent Knowledge and Attitudes in Finland

      Abstract

      We evaluated acceptance of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination by adolescents and their parents, 83% and 86% of whom accepted vaccination. Improving knowledge and awareness of HPV, and addressing parental concerns about vaccinating adolescents, most notably on vaccinating against a sexually transmitted disease, should help tackle factors associated with being resistant to accepting HPV vaccination.

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