Influence of provider recommendations to restart vaccines after childhood cancer on caregiver intention to vaccinate

AbstractPurposeWe studied the influence of oncology and primary care provider (PCP) recommendations on caregiver intentions to restart vaccines (e.g., catch-up or boosters) after cancer treatment.MethodsWe surveyed primary caregivers ages 18 or older with a child who had completed cancer treatment 3 –36 months prior (N = 145) about demographics, child ’s vaccination status, and healthcare factors (e.g., provider recommendations, barriers, preferences for vaccination). We compared these factors by caregiver’s intention to restart vaccines (“vaccine intention” vs. “no intent to vaccinate”) using bivariate and multivariable analyses.ResultsCaregivers were primarily ages 30 –39 years (54.9%), mothers (80.6%), college graduates (44.4%), non-Hispanic (89.2%), and married (88.2%). Overall, 34.5% of caregivers did not know which vaccines their child needed. However, 65.5% of caregivers reported vaccine intention. Fewer caregivers with no intention to vaccinate believed t hat vaccinating their child helps protect others (85.4 vs. 99.0%,p
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