Barriers to and facilitators of child influenza vaccine - perspectives from parents, teens, marketing and healthcare professionals.

@article{BhatSchelbert2012BarriersTA,
  title={Barriers to and facilitators of child influenza vaccine - perspectives from parents, teens, marketing and healthcare professionals.},
  author={Kavitha Bhat-Schelbert and Chyongchiou Jeng Lin and Annamore Matambanadzo and Kristin Hannibal and Mary Patricia Nowalk and Richard Kent Zimmerman},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 14},
  pages={
          2448-52
        }
}
BACKGROUND The CDC recommends annual influenza vaccination for all children age 6 months and older, yet vaccination rates remain modest. Effective strategies to improve influenza vaccination for children are needed. METHODS Eight focus groups with 91 parents, teens, pediatric healthcare staff and providers, and immunization and marketing experts were conducted, audiotaped, transcribed verbatim, and coded based on grounded theory. RESULTS Three themes emerged: barriers, facilitators, and… CONTINUE READING

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