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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: 2009
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Citation: VACCINE, 27(13). p. 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 (sic)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%). (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Notes: [Theeten, Heidi; Van Damme, Pierre; Beutels, Philippe] Univ Antwerp, Vaccine & Infect Dis Inst, Ctr Evaluat Vaccinat, B-2610 Antwerp, Belgium. [Hens, Niel; Aerts, Marc] Hasselt Univ, Interuniv Inst Biostat & Stat Methods, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Vandermeulen, Corinne; Roelants, Mathieu; Hoppenbrouwers, Karel] Katholieke Univ Leuven, Dept Youth Hlth Care, B-3000 Louvain, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/9653
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2009.01.096
ISI #: 000264727900012
ISSN: 0264-410X
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2010
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