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Table 4 Main reasons for rejecting HPV vaccination

From: Drivers and barriers to acceptance of human-papillomavirus vaccination among young women: a qualitative and quantitative study

Reason Women rejecting vaccination (%)
  16-20 years old
(N = 102)
21-26 years old
(N = 132)
Vaccine too expensive 72 51
Too late/already sexually active 15 41
Othera 20 26
Low risk of cervical cancer 9 6
Low risk of HPV infection 6 4
Fear of side-effects 3 7
Against having too many vaccines 5 3
Against all vaccinations 3 0
Don't have time for it 2 0
Inconvenience (three injections within six months) 2 0
Too young/not yet relevant 1 0
  1. aOther: being already sexually active or not being in the target group.
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