Parents in public health nurse-delivered universally funded rotavirus vaccination programs in Canada said they retained more information about the program than those in areas with physician-delivered universally funded programs, according to study results presented at the 16th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research.
“Public attitudes toward rotavirus vaccine were similar in the two jurisdictions with programs, although there was less concern in the public health-delivered jurisdiction,” Beth Halperin, MN, assistant professor in the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University, said at the meeting. “Physicians need to be more engaged in the process, and they need to be fully participatory in the discussion of publicly funded immunization programs.”
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