For more than a decade, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has been available in the United States. Researchers wanted to look at the relationships between self-reported HPV vaccine receipt among women and their 11–14-year-old children in 27 low-coverage states. Among the 3,261 moms polled, 18% had received one dose of HPV vaccination. When compared to unvaccinated mothers, a substantially larger proportion of vaccinated women reported immunization of their children. Vaccinated moms had 3.58 times the adjusted odds of vaccinating their children in multivariable logistic regression. Vaccinated moms had 3.32 times the adjusted odds of strong intention to vaccinate their children in the next 12 months among unvaccinated children. They found no links between moms’ vaccination confidence and their vaccination status. 

They infer that moms who got one dose of HPV vaccination are more likely to begin or strongly want to begin the HPV vaccine series for their children. As a result, a growing number of women are expected to be vaccinated over time, which may have major consequences for reaching population objectives for HPV vaccine coverage.