HPV vaccine and Latino immigrant parents: If they offer it, we will get it Journal Article

Authors: Aragones, A.; Genoff, M.; Gonzalez, C.; Shuk, E.; Gany, F.
Article Title: HPV vaccine and Latino immigrant parents: If they offer it, we will get it
Abstract: HPV vaccination rates remain low in the fast growing Latino children population while we continue to observe large HPV-associated cancer disparities in the Latino population. In this study, we sought to elucidate Latino immigrant parents' barriers to obtaining the HPV vaccine for their children. Five focus groups were conducted with Latino immigrant parents of minors (i.e., 9-17 year old) who had not yet initiated the HPV vaccine series. Three major findings were identified from the focus groups: (1) low levels of awareness and knowledge of HPV and the HPV vaccine, (2) high confidence that parent can get the vaccine for their eligible child and (3) lack of provider recommendation as the main barrier to vaccination. Children of Latino immigrant parents could benefit from increased provider recommendation for the HPV vaccine while providing tailored HPV information to parents.
Keywords: us; vaccination; trends; barriers; nation; burden; cancers; hpv vaccine; latino children; latino immigrant parents
Journal Title: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Volume: 18
Issue: 5
ISSN: 1557-1912
Publisher: Springer  
Date Published: 2016-10-01
Start Page: 1060
End Page: 1065
Language: English
ACCESSION: WOS:000386501700018
DOI: 10.1007/s10903-015-0225-x
PMCID: PMC4656145
PUBMED: 26001843
Notes: Article -- Source: Wos
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  1. Francesca Mara Gany
    99 Gany
  2. Elyse Shuk
    48 Shuk
  3. Margaux Christine Genoff
    13 Genoff