Pediatr Infect Vaccine.  2020 Apr;27(1):53-61. 10.14776/piv.2020.27.e3.

Survey on the Effects of Educational Intervention in Parents' Perceptions and Decisions Regarding Influenza Vaccination for Their Children Aged 6–59 Months

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Seoul, the Republic of Korea
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, the Republic of Korea
  • 3Department of Pediatrics, Nowon Eulji Medical Center, Seoul, the Republic of Korea
  • 4Department of Pediatrics, Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, the Republic of Korea

Abstract

Purpose
To compare differences and changes in the parents’ awareness regarding influenza and influenza vaccination for their children according to educational intervention.
Methods
This study involved 1,034 parents with children aged 6–59 months, who lived in five areas in northern Seoul and Gyeonggi Province in 2015; the study was conducted using the questionnaire survey method. Survey items included awareness regarding influenza and influenza vaccination for children and future intentions of influenza vaccination and the underlying reasons. The participants were divided into 3 groups and differences according to education (group A: no education, group B: provided education) and the changes before and after education (group C) were analyzed.
Results
Differences according to education between groups A and B were seen in the recognition of high-risk of influenza in their children, effectiveness of influenza vaccination, and cost of the influenza vaccine. Changes before and after education in group C were seen in the recognition of high-risk of influenza in their children, safety of influenza vaccination, cost of the influenza vaccine, and negativity toward the influenza vaccine.
Conclusions
Educated parents were more aware regarding influenza and influenza vaccination for their children aged 6–59 months.

Keyword

Influenza; Influenza vaccines; Education; Child
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