Knowledge, attitudes and opinions towards measles and the MMR vaccine across two NSW cohorts.

Knowledge, attitudes and opinions towards measles and the MMR vaccine across two NSW cohorts. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2017 Sep 12;: Authors: Brieger D, Edwards M, Mudgil P, Whitehall J Abstract OBJECTIVE: Although the number of national measles cases has greatly decreased since 1980s, there has been resurgence in disease incidence in recent years. While parental knowledge and attitudes toward both disease and vaccinations are known to influence vaccine uptake, the contribution of these factors toward vaccination rates in NSW populations has not been studied. The aim of this study was to investigate the knowledge and opinions on measles and MMR vaccine in NSW Central and North Coast regions. METHODS: Parents (n=201) of children
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

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