COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccination Attitudes Among Parents in Ohio

Carol Schaumleffel, Christy Vickers, Ilana Azulay Chertok

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Introduction: This study aimed to examine factors associated with parental intention to vaccinate children against COVID-19 in Ohio following pediatric vaccine approval in October 2021. Method: Online anonymous surveys were distributed between November 2021 and January 2022 to parents in Ohio. Results: Surveys were completed by 581 parents of whom 43.5% reported they intended to vaccinate their children against COVID-19, whereas 56.5% did not intend to vaccinate their children. Perceiving a lack of support by health care providers was significantly associated with not intending to vaccinate children against COVID-19 (p < .001). Discussion: Survey results from parents in Ohio indicate that perceived health care provider support and parents’ attitudes about pediatric COVID-19 vaccination influenced their intent to vaccinate their children. Hence, health care providers working with families need to focus on educating parents regarding the importance and safety of vaccination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1-e6
JournalJournal of Pediatric Health Care
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • COVID-19
  • COVID-19 vaccine
  • health care providers
  • pediatric vaccine
  • vaccination rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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