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Parents' and adolescents' willingness to be vaccinated against serogroup B meningococcal disease during a mass vaccination in Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean (Quebec).

Dubé E, Gagnon D, Hamel D, Belley S, Gagné H, Boulianne N, Landry M, Bettinger JA - Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol (2015 May-Jun)

Bottom Line: The majority of respondents also considered the 4CMenB vaccine to be safe and effective.Adolescents mainly reported lack of interest, time or information, and low perceived susceptibility and disease severity as the main reasons for not intending to be vaccinated or not being vaccinated.Abstract available from the publisher.

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Affiliation: Institut national de santé publique du Québec; ; Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec; ; Université Laval, Québec;

ABSTRACT
A mass vaccination campaign with the 4CMenB vaccine (Bexsero®; Novartis Pharmaceutical Canada Inc) was launched in a serogroup B endemic area in Quebec. A telephone survey was conducted to assess parental and adolescent opinions about the acceptability of the vaccine. Intent to receive the vaccine or vaccine receipt was reported by the majority of parents (93%) and adolescents (75%). Meningitis was perceived as being a dangerous disease by the majority of parents and adolescents. The majority of respondents also considered the 4CMenB vaccine to be safe and effective. The main reason for positive vaccination intention or behaviour was self-protection, while a negative attitude toward vaccination in general was the main reason mentioned by parents who did not intend to have their child vaccinated. Adolescents mainly reported lack of interest, time or information, and low perceived susceptibility and disease severity as the main reasons for not intending to be vaccinated or not being vaccinated.

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Parents’ and adolescents’ knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding invasive meningococcal disease and the 4CMenB vaccine*
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f1-idmm-26-163: Parents’ and adolescents’ knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding invasive meningococcal disease and the 4CMenB vaccine*

Mentions: The results of questions assessing respondents’ knowledge, beliefs and attitudes regarding IMD and the 4CMenB vaccine are illustrated in Figure 1. Generally, the majority of respondents considered IMD to be a severe disease and were worried about their own or their child’s susceptibility to it. Most respondents also perceived 4CMenB vaccine to be safe and effective. Five percent of adolescents and 6% of parents answered “I don’t know” to the question about the vaccine’s safety. More than 90% of respondents also considered that it was their duty to receive the vaccine or to vaccinate their child to prevent the transmission of meningitis to others in their community.


Parents' and adolescents' willingness to be vaccinated against serogroup B meningococcal disease during a mass vaccination in Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean (Quebec).

Dubé E, Gagnon D, Hamel D, Belley S, Gagné H, Boulianne N, Landry M, Bettinger JA - Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol (2015 May-Jun)

Parents’ and adolescents’ knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding invasive meningococcal disease and the 4CMenB vaccine*
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4507843&req=5

f1-idmm-26-163: Parents’ and adolescents’ knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding invasive meningococcal disease and the 4CMenB vaccine*
Mentions: The results of questions assessing respondents’ knowledge, beliefs and attitudes regarding IMD and the 4CMenB vaccine are illustrated in Figure 1. Generally, the majority of respondents considered IMD to be a severe disease and were worried about their own or their child’s susceptibility to it. Most respondents also perceived 4CMenB vaccine to be safe and effective. Five percent of adolescents and 6% of parents answered “I don’t know” to the question about the vaccine’s safety. More than 90% of respondents also considered that it was their duty to receive the vaccine or to vaccinate their child to prevent the transmission of meningitis to others in their community.

Bottom Line: The majority of respondents also considered the 4CMenB vaccine to be safe and effective.Adolescents mainly reported lack of interest, time or information, and low perceived susceptibility and disease severity as the main reasons for not intending to be vaccinated or not being vaccinated.Abstract available from the publisher.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institut national de santé publique du Québec; ; Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec; ; Université Laval, Québec;

ABSTRACT
A mass vaccination campaign with the 4CMenB vaccine (Bexsero®; Novartis Pharmaceutical Canada Inc) was launched in a serogroup B endemic area in Quebec. A telephone survey was conducted to assess parental and adolescent opinions about the acceptability of the vaccine. Intent to receive the vaccine or vaccine receipt was reported by the majority of parents (93%) and adolescents (75%). Meningitis was perceived as being a dangerous disease by the majority of parents and adolescents. The majority of respondents also considered the 4CMenB vaccine to be safe and effective. The main reason for positive vaccination intention or behaviour was self-protection, while a negative attitude toward vaccination in general was the main reason mentioned by parents who did not intend to have their child vaccinated. Adolescents mainly reported lack of interest, time or information, and low perceived susceptibility and disease severity as the main reasons for not intending to be vaccinated or not being vaccinated.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus