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Parental conceptions of the rotawirus vaccine during implementation in Stockholm: A phenomenographic study
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
South Gen Hosp, Sachs Children & Youth Hosp, Stockholm, Sweden.
Stockholm Cty Council, Dept Communicable Dis Control & Prevent, Stockholm, Sweden.
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3307-6779
2017 (English)In: Journal of Child Health Care, ISSN 1367-4935, E-ISSN 1741-2889, Vol. 21, no 4, p. 476-487Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In 2014, Stockholm became the first Swedish county to introduce the rotavirus vaccine, which is given from as early as six weeks of age. The aim of this study was to describe parental conceptions of rotavirus infection and vaccination during its implementation as part of the child immunization program, as their support is vital for any new vaccine. The study followed a descriptive, qualitative design with a phenomenographic approach. Ten in-depth interviews with parents were conducted in Stockholm County, transcribed and analyzed to describe qualitatively different conceptions of rotavirus infection and vaccination. Four main categories were identified: to vaccinate without doubt, hesitant to vaccinate, risky to vaccinate, and unnecessary to vaccinate. All the parents had in common the desire to protect their children from suffering, either by vaccinating their child in order to avoid rotavirus infection or by not vaccinating their child because of concerns about the side effects. It is important that child health-care professionals understand the variations of conceptions that influence the parents' decisions and that these conceptions may differ considerably. Individualized parental information about rotavirus infection and vaccination would help to achieve a successful implementation of the vaccination program.

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2017. Vol. 21, no 4, p. 476-487
Keywords [en]
Child health services, parents, phenomenography, rotavirus vaccination; PREVENTABLE DISEASES; IMMUNIZATION; REFUSAL; PERCEPTIONS; DECISIONS; ATTITUDES; HESITANCY; CHILDREN; BURDEN; MODEL
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-36642DOI: 10.1177/1367493517734390ISI: 000415950500011Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85034792566OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-36642DiVA, id: diva2:1147405
Available from: 2017-10-05 Created: 2017-10-05 Last updated: 2018-03-05Bibliographically approved

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