Not getting vaccines for children under five! Most parents of children are unvaccinated!

Not getting vaccines for children under five! Most parents of children are unvaccinated!

Updated on July 27, 2022 12:12 PM by Anna P

New survey!

On Tuesday, the Kaiser Family Foundation indicated that 43% of the parents of children under five in the US said they are not getting their child vaccinated against Covid-19, which has been the highest percentage this year.

 Covid-19 vaccination!

According to the KFF data, only 17% of parents of children between 6 months and five years old say their child has been vaccinated or as soon as possible. Another 27% say they will wait and see how the shots work in other kids and 13% of the child gets vaccinated if they are required going school.

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Unwilling parents!

The percentage of parents unwilling to vaccinate children in this age group is high. According to the survey, 37% of parents of children 5 to 11 and 28% of parents of a child 12 to 17 are not vaccinated against Covid-19.

Status of vaccination!

Parent responses vary with the vaccination status. 21% of Democrat-leaning parents said they would not vaccinate their young child compared to 64% of Republican-leaning parents. 27% of vaccinated parents said they would not vaccinate their child compared to 64% of unvaccinated parents.

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Vaccination side effects!

More than 8 in 10 parents of unvaccinated young children said they were concerned about severe and long-term side effects. Concerns about long-term effects and side effects were common across demographic lines.

White parents reported fewer logistical concerns around vaccinating their young children. More than 4 in 10 parents were concerned about taking time off work for vaccination, and 45% of Hiic parents were worried about getting their child vaccinated by a trusted provider.

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Education about vaccines!

Half of the parents of young children felt that government information about vaccinating their children was confusing. Nearly 40% of unvaccinated children did not have details on finding a vaccine.

Confusing parents!

Parents of children under five are newly eligible for the vaccine as they have not spoken to their pediatricians or health care provider about the vaccine for their child. The US Department of Health and Human Services recommends infants and young children consult a physician at six months, nine months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, 30 months, three years, and four years old.

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