The thoughts of parents to vaccinate their children against COVID-19: An assessment of situations that may affect them.

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Date: May 2022
Publisher: Wiley Subscription Services, Inc.
Document Type: Report; Brief article
Length: 222 words

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Keywords: COVID-19 vaccine; parents' COVID-19 vaccine attitude; parents' perception of control Abstract Introduction This study examined what affects parents' thoughts about vaccinating their children. We explored whether parents' attitudes towards the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine and their perception of control of COVID-19 were related to their thoughts about vaccinating their children. Methods The sample of this descriptive study consisted of parents (n=274) with children between the ages of 0-12. To collect data on parents' thoughts and opinions participants completed the Attitudes Towards COVID-19 Vaccine Scale and the Perception of Control of COVID-19 Scale. Results Parents' thoughts about having their children vaccinated were related to a number of children, gender, education status, employment status, death of a relative due to COVID-19, and fear of taking their child to a hospital due to fear of COVID-19. There was a statistically significant relationship between the parents' thought of vaccinating their children against COVID-19 and the mean scores of the Attitudes Toward the COVID-19 Vaccine Scale and the Perception of Control of COVID-19 Scale. Conclusion It was surprising that parents with a high education level and working parents had negative thoughts about getting their children vaccinated against COVID-19. In addition, parents' attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccine and their perceptions of COVID-19 control were related to parents' thoughts on getting their children vaccinated. Byline: Melike Y. Çelik

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A702848107