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Delayed Measles Vaccination of Toddlers in Canada: Associated Socio-demographic Factors and Parental Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs

Delayed Measles Vaccination of Toddlers in Canada: Associated Socio-demographic Factors and Parental Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs

Author: 
Simone Périnet
Marilou Kiely
Gaston De Serres
Nicolas L. Gilbert
Publication Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Affiliation: 

Public Health Agency of Canada (Périnet, Gilbert); Université de Montréal (Périnet, Gilbert); Institut national de santé publique du Québec (Kiely, De Serres); Université Laval (Kiely, De Serres)

"Vaccine hesitancy and its contribution to vaccination delays should be further studied."

Delaying childhood vaccines extends the period of vulnerability of children to vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) and is a predictor for an incomplete vaccination status at a later age. This study used data from the 2013 Childhood National Immunization Coverage Survey (cNICS 2013) to examine the distribution of delays in the uptake of the first dose of measles vaccine in 2-year-old children in Canada, and to explore socio-demographic factors and knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs (KAB) associated with delayed measles vaccination in this age group. The researchers explain that associations between parental KAB and vaccination delays may indicate vaccine hesitancy.

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Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics Volume 14, 2018 - Issue 4. https://doi.org/10.1080/21645515.2017.1412899. Image credit: Radio Canada International

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