Journal article

Disparities in parental awareness of children's seasonal influenza vaccination recommendations and influencers of vaccination

Jane Tuckerman, Nigel W Crawford, Helen S Marshall

PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine parental awareness of influenza vaccination recommendations for children and explore associations with awareness. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: South Australian parents with a telephone listing in the Electronic White Pages were randomly selected. METHODS: Participants were interviewed using Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) during May-July 2016. Univariable and multivariable analyses explored characteristics associated with awareness; with the survey data weighted to reflect the population of SA and the probability of selection within a household. RESULTS: Of 539 parents, 33% were aware of the recommendation that all children (<5..

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