It's well established that premature infants are at increased risk for underimmunization
Geographic clusters in underimmunization
and vaccine refusal.
in Ohio's Amish: parental fears are a greater obstacle than access to care.
Attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors indicative of vaccine safety concerns contribute substantially to underimmunization
in the United States.
Identification of geographic clusters in which children have higher rates of underimmunization
, or whose parents outright refuse vaccination, can help identify similar pockets of vaccine underutilization and help health care providers better focus their approach to providing immunization interventions around the country, according to the findings of a new study published in Pediatrics.
among children_effects of vaccine safety concerns on immunization status.
Cases of underimmunization
within the (http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2015/01/13/peds.2014-2715.abstract?sid=fe3c9798-db10-4855-82eb-05ed26c9241b) clusters reached 18 to 23 percent.
The study sample was identified based on urban designation as well as county demographic and socio-economic indicators that identified predicted "pockets" of underimmunization
. Survey instruments were used to identify specific LHD immunization delivery factors.
This second campaign is to boost awareness, partly out of a fear that the risks of underimmunization
are not fully understood.
Identifying risk factors for underimmunization
by using geocoding matched to census tracts: A statewide assessment of children in Hawaii.
among children: Effects of safety concerns on immunization status.
"Parental Attitudes Do Not Explain Underimmunization
." Pediatrics 98 (6, part 1): 1076-83.