COVID-19 Vaccination Intentions Among Parents of Children Ages 6 Months Through 4 Years

JAMA Network Open


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About The Study: In this cross-sectional study of 2,031 U.S. adults with children 6 months through 4 years old, half indicated they intended to get their child a COVID-19 vaccine at some point, but only one-fifth intended to do so within three months of the child’s eligibility. These findings suggest that considerable efforts to increase parental COVID-19 vaccine confidence for children in this age group may be needed to maximize COVID-19 vaccination for this age group.

Authors: Aaron M. Scherer, Ph.D., of the University of Iowa in Iowa City, is the corresponding author.


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