Title: Common attitudes about concomitant vaccine injections for infants and adolescents in Flanders, Belgium
Authors: Theeten, Heidi ×
Hens, Niel
Aerts, Marc
Vandermeulen, Corinne
Roelants, Mathieu
Hoppenbrouwers, Karel
Van Damme, Pierre
Beutels, Philippe #
Issue Date: 18-Mar-2009
Publisher: Butterworths
Series Title: Vaccine vol:27 issue:13 pages:1964-1969
Abstract: Quantitative information on parents’ preferences regarding multiple vaccine injections and on work-loss due to vaccination is important to guide decision making on the use of combination vaccines for universal vaccination. Our survey in families of 1347 toddlers (18–24 months) and 1315 adolescents residing in Flanders, Belgium, revealed common attitudes in both age groups. The majority of parents would allow maximum two injections in one visit. 39% were not willing to pay anything to avoid a concomitant injection, whereas the remainder mentioned amounts around a median of €20. The responses were hardly influenced by the socioeconomic determinants studied and the concordance between the number of concomitant injections parents would allow and their willingness-to-pay assessed by an open-ended question was limited, which suggests that more sensitive quantification using other methods would be useful. Work-loss due to vaccination was assessed for infants only and was rare (4.5%).
ISSN: 0264-410X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Youth Health (-)
Environment and Health - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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