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Parental Perception on COVID-19 Vaccination for Children: A Cross-sectional Survey

Suneela H Nayak, Gautham H Nayak, KR Bharath Kumar Reddy, Cheri M John, Shipra Mathur

Keywords : Children, COVID-19, Parental perceptions, Survey, Vaccination

Citation Information : Nayak SH, Nayak GH, Reddy KB, John CM, Mathur S. Parental Perception on COVID-19 Vaccination for Children: A Cross-sectional Survey. Pediatr Inf Dis 2021; 3 (4):143-145.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10081-1328

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 27-12-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Abstract

Aim and objective: To assess parental perceptions of COVID-19 vaccination in children. Materials and methods: An anonymous survey on COVID-19 vaccination in children was sent to 3,900 parents. Parents were divided into three groups and compared. Results: Over two-thirds of parents (70.7%) were willing to vaccinate their child immediately which changed to 94.1% if clinical trials were completed and results were published. Half of the parents said they would be willing to send their child to school in person, after a successful vaccination rollout. Further measures required by other parents included maintaining proper social distancing, mandatory masks, and those schools would be run in a hybrid (part online, part offline) manner. 91.7% of parents were willing to pay for their child to be vaccinated. Hospitals and clinics were preferred sites by parents to have their children vaccinated. Conclusion: Clinical trials involving children are important for a successful COVID-19 rollout in children. It is also seen that most parents would require extra measures to be implemented even after vaccination to be comfortable in sending their child to school.


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