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Determinants of parental hesitancy to vaccinate their children against COVID-19 in China.
Expert Rev Vaccines. 2021 Aug 23 [Online ahead of print]ER

Abstract

Vaccine hesitancy seriously hinders herd immunity. We explored the determinants of parental hesitancy to vaccinate children against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China.A population-based self-administered online questionnaire evaluating parental hesitancy in vaccinating their children against COVID-19 was conducted in Taizhou, China. Of the 2463 parents who received the invitation, 1788 (72.6%) responded to the survey.Of the repondents, 52.5% were hesitant. Mothers exhibited a greater proportion of vaccine hesitancy than fathers did (57.5% vs. 41.7%, P < 0.001). Multiple logistic regression analysis indicated that parents with children under 18 years of age (OR = 0.94, 95%CI: 0.90-0.99), lower knowledge scores about COVID-19 vaccination (Q1: OR = 1.92, 95%CI: 1.37-2.69; Q2: OR = 1.51, 95%CI: 1.10-2.08), lower awareness of the permission of vaccinating children (OR = 1.74, 95%CI: 1.36-2.23) and hesitancy to inoculate themselves (OR = 8.18, 95%CI: 6.48-10.33) were associated with parental hesitancy to inoculate their children. Results also revealed the disparity between fathers and mothers regarding associated factors.This study found that a substantial proportion of parents reported being hesitant to vaccinate children against COVID-19, implying the necessity of comprehensive assessment and health education programs for vaccination systems in China.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Evidence-based Medicine Center, Taizhou Hospital of Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou Medical University, Linhai, Zhejiang, China. Public Laboratory, Taizhou Hospital of Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou Medical University, Linhai, Zhejiang, China.Department of Infectious Diseases, Taizhou Hospital of Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou Medical University, Linhai, Zhejiang, China.Department of Infectious Diseases, Taizhou Hospital of Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou Medical University, Linhai, Zhejiang, China.Evidence-based Medicine Center, Taizhou Hospital of Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou Medical University, Linhai, Zhejiang, China.Department of Infectious Diseases, Taizhou Hospital of Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou Medical University, Linhai, Zhejiang, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

34376095

Citation

Zhang, Mei-Xian, et al. "Determinants of Parental Hesitancy to Vaccinate Their Children Against COVID-19 in China." Expert Review of Vaccines, 2021, pp. 1-11.
Zhang MX, Lin XQ, Chen Y, et al. Determinants of parental hesitancy to vaccinate their children against COVID-19 in China. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2021.
Zhang, M. X., Lin, X. Q., Chen, Y., Tung, T. H., & Zhu, J. S. (2021). Determinants of parental hesitancy to vaccinate their children against COVID-19 in China. Expert Review of Vaccines, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/14760584.2021.1967147
Zhang MX, et al. Determinants of Parental Hesitancy to Vaccinate Their Children Against COVID-19 in China. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2021 Aug 23;1-11. PubMed PMID: 34376095.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Determinants of parental hesitancy to vaccinate their children against COVID-19 in China. AU - Zhang,Mei-Xian, AU - Lin,Xiao-Qing, AU - Chen,Yan, AU - Tung,Tao-Hsin, AU - Zhu,Jian-Sheng, Y1 - 2021/08/23/ PY - 2021/8/12/pubmed PY - 2021/8/12/medline PY - 2021/8/11/entrez KW - COVID-19 KW - China KW - children KW - parents KW - vaccine hesitancy SP - 1 EP - 11 JF - Expert review of vaccines JO - Expert Rev Vaccines N2 - Vaccine hesitancy seriously hinders herd immunity. We explored the determinants of parental hesitancy to vaccinate children against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China.A population-based self-administered online questionnaire evaluating parental hesitancy in vaccinating their children against COVID-19 was conducted in Taizhou, China. Of the 2463 parents who received the invitation, 1788 (72.6%) responded to the survey.Of the repondents, 52.5% were hesitant. Mothers exhibited a greater proportion of vaccine hesitancy than fathers did (57.5% vs. 41.7%, P < 0.001). Multiple logistic regression analysis indicated that parents with children under 18 years of age (OR = 0.94, 95%CI: 0.90-0.99), lower knowledge scores about COVID-19 vaccination (Q1: OR = 1.92, 95%CI: 1.37-2.69; Q2: OR = 1.51, 95%CI: 1.10-2.08), lower awareness of the permission of vaccinating children (OR = 1.74, 95%CI: 1.36-2.23) and hesitancy to inoculate themselves (OR = 8.18, 95%CI: 6.48-10.33) were associated with parental hesitancy to inoculate their children. Results also revealed the disparity between fathers and mothers regarding associated factors.This study found that a substantial proportion of parents reported being hesitant to vaccinate children against COVID-19, implying the necessity of comprehensive assessment and health education programs for vaccination systems in China. SN - 1744-8395 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/34376095/Determinants_of_parental_hesitancy_to_vaccinate_their_children_against_COVID_19_in_China_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14760584.2021.1967147 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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