Reasons for underutilization of the HPV vaccine in the U.S. 2016

This statistic displays the major factors health care professionals reported contributed to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine underutilization in their practices in the U.S. as of May 2016. It was found that 71 percent of health care professionals reported that parents not perceiving their child to be at risk for acquiring a sexually transmitted infection (STI) was the main factor leading to the underutilization of the HPV vaccine in their practice.

Major factors contributing to HPV vaccine underutilization as reported by U.S. health care professionals as of 2016

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Release date



United States

Survey time period

May 8-31, 2016

Number of respondents

1,551 respondents

Special properties

health care professionals

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Sexually transmitted infection.

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