Journal article

A Consent Support Resource with Benefits and Harms of Vaccination Does Not Increase Hesitancy in Parents-An Acceptability Study

Ciara McDonald, Julie Leask, Nina Chad, Margie Danchin, Judith Fethney, Lyndal Trevena

Vaccines | MDPI | Published : 2020


It is unclear whether information given about the benefits and risks of routine childhood vaccination during consent may cue parental vaccine hesitancy. Parents were surveyed before and after reading vaccine consent information at a public expo event in Sydney, Australia. We measured vaccine hesitancy with Parent Attitudes about Childhood Vaccine Short Scale (PACV-SS), informed decision-making with Informed Subscale of the Decisional Conflict Scale (DCS-IS), items from Stage of Decision Making, Positive Attitude Assessment, Vaccine Safety and Side Effect Concern, and Vaccine Communication Framework (VCF) tools. Overall, 416 parents showed no change in vaccine hesitancy (mean PACV-SS score pr..

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Awarded by NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence grant

Funding Acknowledgements

McDonald's salary was provided under the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Academic Registrar Program with funding from the Australian Government under the Australian General Practice Training program. The funders had no role in study design, collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of data; writing of the report; and the decision to submit the report for publication. Direct research costs were also provided through an NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence grant APP1106452 (AskShareKnow) and the Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI) funding from the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance.