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Timing of Information-Seeking about Infant Vaccines

Timing of Information-Seeking about Infant Vaccines

Sean T. O'Leary, MD, MPH
Sarah E. Brewer, MPA
Jennifer Pyrzanowski, MSPH
Juliana Barnard, MA
Carter Sevick, MS
Anna Furniss, MS
Amanda F. Dempsey, MD, PhD, MPH
Publication Date
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (O'Leary, Dempsey); University of Colorado/Children's Hospital Colorado (O'Leary, Brewer, Pyrzanowski, Barnard, Sevick, Furniss, Dempsey)

Studies have shown that an increasing number of parents in the United States (US) are either refusing or delaying vaccines for their children. Although most parents identify their child's physician as their most trusted source of information, many parents, vaccine-hesitant or not, seek information about vaccines from other sources, particularly the internet, a medium prone to containing misinformation. The objectives of this study were to assess, among pregnant and recently delivered women, the timing of thinking about and seeking information about infant vaccines, and preferred modes of communication about infant vaccines.

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The Journal of Pediatrics 2018;203:125-30.

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