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Vaccine. 2010 Mar 19;28(14):2674-8. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.01.006. Epub 2010 Jan 17.

At what sites are parents willing to have their 11 through 14-year-old adolescents immunized?

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  • 1Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research, Houston, TX, United States. amym@bcm.edu

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Parental preferences of alternative immunization sites for adolescents must be evaluated to determine optimal delivery strategies.

METHODS:

Analyses were performed on data from middle-school parent questionnaires in low income areas.

RESULTS:

1838 questionnaires were returned; 86.5% of the participants were Hispanic, 65% spoke primarily Spanish at home. Among those with a medical home, 32% had the last immunization at an alternative location. When checking all that apply, 65% of parents selected the medical home as a desirable location for immunization; 41% selected a school-based program.

CONCLUSIONS:

Despite lack of exposure to school-based immunization programs, school-based programs are a desirable immunization site among middle-school parents.

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20085835
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