Publication
Title
Common attitudes about concomitant vaccine injections for infants and adolescents in Flanders, Belgium
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Abstract
Quantitative information on parents preferences regarding multiple vaccine injections and on work-loss due to vaccination is important to guide decision making on the use of combination vaccines for universal vaccination. Our survey in families of 1347 toddlers (1824 months) and 1315 adolescents residing in Flanders, Belgium, revealed common attitudes in both age groups. The majority of parents would allow maximum two injections in one visit. 39% were not willing to pay anything to avoid a concomitant injection, whereas the remainder mentioned amounts around a median of 20. The responses were hardly influenced by the socioeconomic determinants studied and the concordance between the number of concomitant injections parents would allow and their willingness-to-pay assessed by an open-ended question was limited, which suggests that more sensitive quantification using other methods would be useful. Work-loss due to vaccination was assessed for infants only and was rare (4.5%).
Language
English
Source (journal)
Vaccine / International Society for Vaccines. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2009
ISSN
0264-410X
Volume/pages
27:13(2009), p. 1964-1969
ISI
000264727900012
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 17.04.2009
Last edited 17.05.2017
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