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Opinion des parents concernant la vaccination de leurs enfants dans le Sud Manche‎

Abstract : Introduction: Vaccination can be worrying for parents. The goal is to determine the opinion of parents concerning their children’s vaccination in Sud-Manche (France). Methodology: A qualitative study was realized consisting of semi-directed interviews with 15 parents at general practitioner practices, maternal and child protection services and pediatric and neonatal services between March 2018 and April 2019. Results: Parents understood the interests presented by vaccination and that it made sense to vaccinate their children. However parents feared the apparition of undesirable effect and doubted the capacity of a young person to tolerate the inoculation of so many substances. They said that the composition of the vaccines seemed too chemical and were worried by the aluminium contained in it. The pharmaceutical lobby made them doubt of the usefulness of performing that many vaccinations.They lamented a lack of information especially as the increasing number of mandatory vaccines increased those fears. The majority of the parents received information through their practitioners which they trusted but the media also provided them with a lot of information which made them confused about vaccination. The child health record booklets, their relatives and their own experience were alternative source of information. They would have liked to receive more information from med professionals, receive flyers or see more advertising campaigns. Conclusion: A better information campaign could be beneficial in order to have parents get their children vaccinated with confidence and increase the vaccination coverage.
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Ondine Chabanne. Opinion des parents concernant la vaccination de leurs enfants dans le Sud Manche‎. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02500541⟩



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