TABLE 1

Major Reasons Parents Report Nonreceipt of Tdap, MenACWY, or HPV Vaccines

ReasonsNo Provider Recommendation, % (95% CI)With Provider Recommendation, % (95% CI)
TdapMenACWYHPVTdapMenACWYHPV
Provider did not recommend33.7 (28.3–39.6)49.1 (46.5–51.7)16.3 (13.0–20.2)N/AN/AN/A
Lack of knowledge23.7 (18.5–29.9)19.1 (17.1–21.3)17.0 (13.9–20.7)32.6 (15.9–55.2)7.4 (4.8–11.2)22.3 (16.4–29.5)
Not necessary20.8 (16.1–26.5)18.3 (16.2–20.7)20.4 (17.5–23.7)15.0 (7.1–29.0)18.2 (13.5–24.1)15.3 (11.6–19.9)
Not age appropriate5.8 (3.1–10.4)4.4 (3.4–5.6)5.8 (4.5–7.5)5.7 (1.7–17.3)15.2 (11.4–20.0)7.2 (4.5–11.2)
Not a school requirement1.9 (0.9–3.8)5.7 (4.5–7.2)N/A0.7 (0.1–5.0)5.6 (3.2–9.6)N/A
Not sexually activeN/AN/A19.1 (16.3–22.3)N/AN/A20.1 (15.9–25.1)
Safety concerns0.8 (0.3–1.9)0.5 (0.3–0.9)8.7 (6.9–10.8)1.0 (0.3–2.7)3.6 (0.8–14.1)12.9 (9.4–17.4)
  • Source: Dorell C, Yankey D, Strasser S. Parent-reported reasons for nonreceipt of recommended adolescent vaccinations, National Immunization Survey–Teen, 2009. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011;50(12):1116–1124. CI, confidence interval; N/A, not applicable.