Parental plans to vaccinate children for COVID-19 in New York city

Chloe A. Teasdale, Luisa N. Borrell, Yanhan Shen, Spencer Kimball, Michael L. Rinke, Sasha A. Fleary, Denis Nash

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

Once COVID-19 vaccines are approved for children < 12 years of age, high pediatric vaccination coverage will be needed to help minimize the public health threat from the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic. We conducted an online survey of 1,119 parents and caregivers of children ≤ 12 years in New York City from March 9 to April 11, 2021. Among parents surveyed, 61.9% reported plans to vaccinate their youngest child for COVID-19, 14.8% said they do not plan to vaccinate their child and 23.3% were unsure. Female and non-Hispanic Black parents were least likely to report plans to vaccinate their children. Safety, effectiveness and perceptions that children do not need vaccination were the primary reasons for vaccine hesitancy/resistance. Parents who have or will vaccinate themselves were significantly more likely to report they would vaccinate their children. Efforts to increase awareness about vaccine safety and education about the importance of vaccinating children are needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5082-5086
Number of pages5
JournalVaccine
Volume39
Issue number36
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 23 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • veterinary(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Parental plans to vaccinate children for COVID-19 in New York city'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this