Promoting Vaccine Confidence.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Vaccine hesitancy incorporates a wide range of parental attitudes and behaviors surrounding vaccines. Ironically, the very success of the immunization program has fueled vaccine concerns; because vaccine-preventable diseases are no longer prevalent, attention has shifted to the safety and necessity of vaccines themselves. This article reviews some of the underlying themes of vaccine hesitancy as well as specific vaccine safety concerns. Strategies for discussing vaccines with concerned parents are also discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, MJ

Published Date

  • December 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 759 - 769

PubMed ID

  • 26337737

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9824

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.idc.2015.07.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States