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Incomplete immunisation uptake in infancy: maternal reasons.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17050048     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We examined uptake of primary immunisations in infancy and the reasons given by mothers for either incompletely or not immunising their infants. We used data from the Millennium Cohort Study, a cohort of 18,819 infants born between September 2000 and January 2002 in the UK. 95.6% infants were reported to be fully immunised, 3.3% partially immunised and 1.1% unimmunised. Mothers most frequently cited medical reasons (45%) for partial immunisation (n=697), but beliefs or attitudes (47%) for no immunisation (n=228). An understanding of maternal reasons for incomplete immunisation status may assist in identifying appropriate interventions to maximise uptake.
Lamiya Samad; Neville Butler; Catherine Peckham; Helen Bedford;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-07-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vaccine     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0264-410X     ISO Abbreviation:  Vaccine     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-13     Completed Date:  2007-01-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406899     Medline TA:  Vaccine     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6823-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cohort Studies
Great Britain / epidemiology
Health Surveys
Immunization / adverse effects,  psychology*,  statistics & numerical data*
Infant, Newborn
Mothers / psychology*

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