Survey of the prevalence of immunization non-compliance due to needle fears in children and adults.

@article{Taddio2012SurveyOT,
  title={Survey of the prevalence of immunization non-compliance due to needle fears in children and adults.},
  author={Anna Taddio and Moshe M Ipp and Suganthan Thivakaran and Ali Jamal and Chaitya Parikh and Sarah Smart and Julia Sovran and Derek Stephens and Joel Katz},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 32},
  pages={4807-12}
}
Needle fears are a documented barrier to immunization in children and adults. There is a paucity of data, however, regarding the prevalence of needle fears and their impact on immunization compliance. In this cross-sectional survey, a convenience sample of parents (n=883) and children (n=1024) attending a public museum in Toronto, Canada answered questions about needle fears and non-compliance with immunization due to needle fear. Altogether, 24% of parents and 63% of children reported a fear… CONTINUE READING