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Human papillomaviruses vaccination: Vaccine intentions of parents of children aged 10 to 11s in Normandy schools after an information campaign during the 2015-2016 school year

Vaccination contre les papillomavirus humains : intentions vaccinales des parents d’élèves bas-normands après campagne d’information au cours de l’année scolaire 2015–2016

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BACKGROUND: In 2015, the vaccine against human Papillomavirus (hPV) was recommended in France for children from 11 to 14 years-old. This study assessed the knowledge of parents from Normandy about this vaccine and measured the impact of an information campaign on their intent to have their children vaccinated.METHODS: Parents from Normandy with children in sixth-grade class, aged 10 to 11, during the 2015-2016 school year were included. The secondary schools were selected in collaboration with academic institutions. The intent to have their child vaccinated was measured with a questionnaire distributed to children in April 2016 and collected from May to June 2016 by school nurses.RESULTS: Among the 16 selected secondary schools, 1428 questionnaires were distributed and 864 (60.5 %) were collected regardless of the gender of the child. Among the 439 girls, 85.9 % were not vaccinated against hPV. The intent to vaccinate was higher when the parent who responded was the mother (P<0.001). Among the parents who took note of the information booklet, 73.7 % found this information useful. There was a significant association between the knowledge about the vaccine against hPV and the intent to vaccinate (P<0.001). The percentage of vaccinated girls was significantly higher when their parents were informed (10.9 % versus 3.2 %). We noticed a significant rise of the intent to vaccinate children when information booklets were distributed (P<0.001).CONCLUSION: The vaccination rate after specific information about vaccination against hPV was significantly higher. The information campaign has thus a significant positive impact.
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Mathilde Jeanne, Ségolène Eve, Julie Pasquier, Xavier Blaizot, Mélusine Turck, et al.. Vaccination contre les papillomavirus humains : intentions vaccinales des parents d’élèves bas-normands après campagne d’information au cours de l’année scolaire 2015–2016. La Presse Médicale, 2019, 48 (12), pp.e369-e381. ⟨10.1016/j.lpm.2019.10.001⟩. ⟨inserm-02446951⟩
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