Mothers’ preference and willingness to pay for human papillomavirus vaccination for their daughters: a discrete choice experiment
X Li1, ICK Wong1,2, SM McGhee3, MYW Kwan4, CKH Wong5, DKM Ip3, J Chau3, EWY Chan1
1 Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, The University of Hong Kong
2 School of Pharmacy, University College London
3 School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong
4 Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Princess Margaret Hospital
5 Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong
1. Concern about adverse effects is the most important barrier to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination.
2. Vaccination strategies should focus on knowledge exchange and education on the safety and benefits versus risk to improve vaccination uptake.
3. Demand for HPV vaccines is high as indicated by the maximum willingness to pay. However, the willingness to pay for current vaccines is lower than the current market price.
4. Subsidy or co-payment from the government should be considered to meet demand for HPV vaccination.