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Are Parents Seeking Vaccine Advice from their Child’s Primary Care Provider?

November 21, 2022

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Read time:

5-15 mins
Doctor Shot Vaccine Child Parent
Presented by Michigan Medicine

Historically, parents have trusted primary care physicians and pediatricians regarding child vaccination, but the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at the University of Michigan Health suggests a different trend. With a new vaccine like the COVID-19 vaccine, it would be expected that parents would go to their trusted PCP for information in the decision-making process to vaccinate their child, but one in seven parents has had such a discussion. Sarah Clark, M.P.H. discusses the poll findings further and what could be the reason for the trend they are seeing.

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