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Vol. 21. Issue 2.
Pages 95-104 (July - December 2020)
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Vol. 21. Issue 2.
Pages 95-104 (July - December 2020)
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DOI: 10.1016/j.vacune.2020.10.008
Confidence toward vaccination as reported by parents of children admitted to a tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: A cross sectional study
Confianza en la vacunación reportada por los padres de niños ingresados en un hospital de atención terciaria en Riad, Arabia Saudí: estudio transversal
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Y.M. AlGorainia,
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Yalgoraini@kfmc.med.sa

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, N.N. AlDujayna, M.A. AlRasheeda, Y.E. Bashawrib, S.S. Alsubaiec, D.A. AlShahranid
a Pediatric Department, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
b Biostatistics Department, Research Services Administration, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
c Consultant Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
d Consultant Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Head of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Section, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Table 1. The demographics of the survey respondents.
Table 2. Response to potential vaccine hesitancy questions among parents (n=384).
Table 3. Response to behavior questions among parents (n=384).
Table 4. Sources of vaccination information among parents (n=384).
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Abstract
Background

Parents decisions toward vaccination are significant for expanding the vaccination rate and parent compliance toward vaccination. Vaccine hesitancy is an issue of worldwide concern in both developed and developing nations. We aimed to assess the magnitude of parent's hesitancy toward vaccines and to determine the reasons of parents of partially vaccinated and unvaccinated children in Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia.

Methods

A cross-sectional study was conducted using a self-administered standardized questionnaire, derived from the World Health Organization's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts, for parents of children <14 years of age admitted to the Children Specialized Hospital, a tertiary governmental care hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, between January and March 2019.

Results

A total of 384 parents completed the survey. Majority of the parents expressed positive confidence about vaccines. Most of the parents know that childhood vaccines are important for their child's health (78.40%) and can protect children from serious diseases. Fifty-seven (14.8%) participants were hesitant to vaccinate their children. The majority of parents fully vaccinated their children (74.7%), followed by partially vaccinated (23.7%), and unvaccinated (1.6%). Common reason for parents to partially vaccinated/unvaccinated their children were due to the child's medical illnesses (78.4%). Physicians were the main source of vaccination information among parents (68.80%).

Conclusion

Confidence toward vaccinations is good among parents in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. However, minority of the parents showed hesitancy. The way wherein vaccination information is shared to parents can be especially significant thus, we recommend to increase public awareness about vaccination in our community.

Keywords:
Vaccines
Vaccine-hesitant
Behavior
Parents
Knowledge
Anti-vaccination
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Antecedentes

Las decisiones parentales sobre la vacunación son significativas para ampliar la tasa de vacunación y el cumplimiento de los padres acerca de la misma. La renuencia a la vacuna es una cuestión de preocupación mundial tanto en países desarrollados como en desarrollo. Nuestro objetivo fue evaluar la magnitud de la renuencia de los padres a las vacunas, y determinar sus motivos para vacunar parcialmente, o no vacunar, a los niños en la ciudad de Riad, Arabia Saudí.

Métodos

Realizamos un estudio transversal, utilizando un cuestionario estandarizado auto-administrado, derivado del grupo de expertos asesores estratégicos de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, para padres de niños <14 años ingresados en un hospital infantil especializado, un centro estatal de atención terciaria en Riad, Arabia Saudí, entre enero y marzo de 2019.

Resultados

Un total de 384 padres completaron la encuesta, la mayoría de los cuales expresó una confianza positiva en las vacunas. La mayoría de los padres sabía que las vacunas infantiles eran importantes para la salud de sus hijos (78,4%), y que podían proteger a los niños frente a enfermedades graves. Cincuenta y siete participantes (14,8%) dudaban de vacunar a sus hijos. La mayoría de los padres había adoptado la vacunación completa a sus hijos (74,7%), seguidos de vacunación parcial (23,7%) y no vacunación (1,6%). Los motivos comunes de vacunar parcialmente/no vacunar a sus hijos fueron las situaciones médicas de los niños (78,4%). Los médicos fueron la principal fuente de información a los padres sobre vacunación (68,8%).

Conclusión

La confianza en la vacunación es buena entre los padres de Riad, Arabia Saudí. Sin embargo, una minoría de padres se mostró renuente. El modo de informar a los padres sobre la vacunación es especialmente significativo y, por tanto, recomendamos la concienciación pública acerca de la vacunación en nuestra comunidad.

Palabras clave:
Vacunas
Renuencia a la vacunación
Comportamiento
Padres
Conocimiento
Anti-vacunación

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