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Introduction of rotavirus vaccination in a Swedish region: assessing parental decision-making, obtained vaccination coverage and resulting hospital admissions
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Reg Jonkoping Cty, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Reg Jonkoping Cty, Sweden; Jonkoping Univ, Sweden.
South Gen Hosp, Sweden; Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
Norrahammar Primary Hlth Care Ctr, Sweden.
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2019 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, E-ISSN 1651-2227, Vol. 108, no 7, p. 1329-1337Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim This study evaluated the introduction of rotavirus vaccination in Jonkoping County, Sweden, starting in 2014. This project explored the parental factors that influenced the decision to vaccinate and studied the obtained vaccination coverage and its potential influence on hospital admissions due to acute gastroenteritis. Methods This was a descriptive, cross-sectional study based on a study-specific questionnaire (n = 356) and regional statistical data on vaccination coverage and hospital admissions in Jonkoping County, Sweden. Results Central aspects when deciding on vaccination were vaccine efficacy and safety, that the vaccine was offered to all children, and recommended by healthcare professionals. One in five parents expressed uncertainty about whether they had sufficient information to make a decision. However, the rotavirus vaccination coverage was elevated from 76.1% to 81.0% and the hospital admissions due to acute gastroenteritis decreased by approximately 60%. Conclusion The results highlight the necessity for Child Health Services to have solid knowledge regarding vaccinations, to understand individual parental issues and to support uncertain parents. The high vaccination coverage achieved is an indication of the trust in healthcare professionals and is considered to be a major contributing factor to the substantial reduction of hospital admissions due to acute gastroenteritis.

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WILEY , 2019. Vol. 108, no 7, p. 1329-1337
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Gastroenteritis; Hospital admission; Parental decision-making; Rotavirus; Vaccination coverage
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-158835DOI: 10.1111/apa.14674ISI: 000471904300023PubMedID: 30507015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-158835DiVA, id: diva2:1337672
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Funding Agencies|Futurum-academy for health and care, Region Jonkoping County [Futurum-519871]

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