“We are Muslims and these diseases don’t happen to us”: A qualitative study of the views of young Somali men and women concerning HPV immunization

Vaccine
Volume 37, Issue 15   Pages 2043-2166 (3 April 2019)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/vaccine/vol/37/issue/15

Research article Abstract only
“We are Muslims and these diseases don’t happen to us”: A qualitative study of the views of young Somali men and women concerning HPV immunization
Minnesota is home to the largest Somali immigrant population in the United States. Despite high rates of cervical cancer in this population, immunization rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) are among the lowest in the nation. Targeting Somali young adults for catch-up vaccinations may be an important strategy for addressing these low rates. This study sought to understand the views of Somali young adults regarding HPV immunization.
Rebekah Pratt, Sharon W. Njau, Channelle Ndagire, Nicole Chaisson, … Jay Dirks
Pages 2043-2050