131. Teen-Parent Dynamics in Adolescent COVID-19 Vaccine Decision-Making: A Qualitative Study

Vaccination remains the best strategy to prevent COVID-19-associated morbidity, however, only 62% of adolescents 13-17 years old are vaccinated against COVID-19. There is a dearth in the literature on adolescent vaccine decision-making as most studies focus on parental factors. Yet, adolescents may be involved in making health related decisions and several states now permit adolescents to self-consent to vaccination. The purpose of this study is to examine joint and independent adolescent and parental vaccine attitudes needed for evidence-based vaccine promotion efforts.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research