Researchers found that a significant proportion of patients have low levels of confidence in the efficacy of the HPV vaccine, which may account for low uptake and disparities in HPV vaccination.
“We were surprised to find such a high level of uncertainty about the vaccine’s effectiveness among individuals for whom the vaccine is relevant,” study researcher Kassandra I. Alcaraz, PhD, MPH, director of health disparities research at the American Cancer Society, said in a press release. “This uncertainty may influence decision-making about getting vaccinated, and it hinders our ability to reduce cervical cancer incidence and mortality and reduce disparities in cervical cancer.”
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