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Changes in Parents' COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy for Children Aged 3-17 Years before and after the Rollout of the National Childhood COVID-19 Vaccination Program in China: Repeated Cross-Sectional Surveys.
Zhou, Xiaofeng; Wang, Shiyu; Zhang, Kechun; Chen, Siyu; Chan, Paul Shing-Fong; Fang, Yuan; Cao, He; Chen, Hongbiao; Hu, Tian; Chen, Yaqi; Wang, Zixin.
  • Zhou X; Longhua District Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shenzhen 518110, China.
  • Wang S; Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China.
  • Zhang K; Longhua District Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shenzhen 518110, China.
  • Chen S; Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China.
  • Chan PS; Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China.
  • Fang Y; Department of Health and Physical Education, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999088, China.
  • Cao H; Longhua District Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shenzhen 518110, China.
  • Chen H; Longhua District Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shenzhen 518110, China.
  • Hu T; Longhua District Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shenzhen 518110, China.
  • Chen Y; Longhua District Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shenzhen 518110, China.
  • Wang Z; Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China.
Vaccines (Basel) ; 10(9)2022 Sep 06.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2010349
ABSTRACT
China started to implement COVID-19 vaccination programs for children in July 2021. This study investigated the changes in parents' COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy for children before and after the vaccination program rollout. Repeated cross-sectional online surveys among full-time adult factory workers were conducted in Shenzhen, China. This analysis was based on 844 (first round) and 1213 parents (second round) who had at least one child aged 3-17 years. The prevalence of vaccine hesitancy for children aged 3-11 years dropped from 25.9% (first round) to 17.4% (second round), while such a prevalence for children aged 12-17 years dropped from 26.0% (first round) to 3.5% (second round) (p < 0.001). Positive attitudes, a perceived subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control related to children's COVID-19 vaccination were associated with lower vaccine hesitancy in both rounds. In the second round and among parents with children aged 3-11 years, negative attitudes and exposure to information on SARS-CoV-2 infection after receiving a primary vaccine series were associated with higher vaccine hesitancy, while exposure to experiences shared by vaccine recipients and infectiousness of variants of concern were associated with lower vaccine hesitancy. Regular monitoring of vaccine hesitancy and its associated factors among parents should be conducted to guide health promotion.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Type of study: Experimental Studies / Observational study / Qualitative research / Randomized controlled trials Topics: Vaccines / Variants Language: English Year: 2022 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Vaccines10091478

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Type of study: Experimental Studies / Observational study / Qualitative research / Randomized controlled trials Topics: Vaccines / Variants Language: English Year: 2022 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Vaccines10091478