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Children of immunizing parents three times more likely to receive influenza vaccine

Infectious Disease News, June 2017

Children whose parents had received an influenza vaccine are nearly three times more likely to be immunized against seasonal influenza than children of unvaccinated parents, and they were also more likely to be compliant with other recommended immunizations, including HPV, according to recent study findings.

“Most parents voluntarily follow the recommended childhood immunization schedule, although a substantial minority of parents are vaccine hesitant and likely to miss [at least] one recommended immunization,” Steve G. Robison, MPH, and Andrew W. Osborn, MBA, from the Oregon Immunization Program at the Oregon Health Division, wrote in Pediatrics. “Parental vaccine hesitancy is a common and well-recognized factor in incomplete childhood immunizations.”

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