Volume 38, Issue 6 Pages 1277-1578 (5 February 2020)
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Vaccine confidence among parents: Large scale study in eighteen European countries
Adamos Hadjipanayis, Diego van Esso, Stefano del Torso, Hans Jürgen Dornbusch, … Zachi Grossman
The majority of parents in Europe believe in the importance of childhood vaccination. However, significant lack of confidence was found in certain European countries, highlighting the need for continuous monitoring, awareness and response plans. The possible influence of different types of healthcare providers on parental decisions demonstrated for the first time in our survey, calls for further research. Monitoring and continuous medical education efforts aimed mostly at those professionals who might not be likely to recommend vaccination are suggested.