Using Twitter to Understand Public Perceptions Regarding the #HPV Vaccine: Opportunities for Public Health Nurses to Engage in Social Marketing

Authors: Keim-Malpass, J., Mitchell, E. M., Sun, E. and Kennedy, C. (2017)

Source: Public Health Nurs, 34: 316–323. doi:10.1111/phn.12318

Given the degree of public mistrust and provider hesitation regarding the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, it is important to explore how information regarding the vaccine is shared online via social media outlets. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the content of messaging regarding the HPV vaccine on the social media and microblogging site Twitter, and describe the sentiment of those messages.

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