Fletcher, Cyril K.; Barrett, A.; Halsall, R.; Harris, R.; Wallace, T.; Barton-Forbes, Michelle
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Dapartment of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health
Vaccines and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: What Do Parents Know and What Do They Fear? [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
53 Suppl. 2
Objective: To determine parents' knowledge and fear of vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD). Method: Consenting parents of children attending paediatric casualty and clinic at the University Hospital of the West Indies were interviewed by one of four medical students using a pre-tested questionnaire. Information on respondent's age, educational level, job description and number of children as well as parent's knowledge of vaccines and VPD was recorded. Chi Square tests were used to determine factors influencing knowledge. (AU)....