COVID States Project: A 50-State COVID-19 Survey, Report #74: Parental Concerns Over COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids   [open pdf - 4MB]

From the Document: "In the U.S., children ages 5 and older are now eligible for COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] vaccination, after the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine received emergency authorization from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in early November 2021. The vaccine had previously been authorized for youth ages 12-17 in Spring 2021. As of December 16, the CDC reported that more than 7 million vaccine doses had been administered to children ages 5-11, and adverse events [hyperlink] of concern -those that were resolved with a mild clinical course- had only been identified in less than a dozen kids. How are parents feeling about childhood COVID-19 vaccination in the face of new authorizations and relatively few adverse events of concern? [...] [U]sing survey data from November 2021, we provide an update on the prevalence of these five parental concerns regarding child COVID-19 vaccination, building on the descriptive report about parental intentions [hyperlink] from November 2021 survey data. We also examine tendencies and shifts over time for subpopulations of parents, such as by political partisanship, race/ethnicity, gender and age, population density, education level, and likelihood of vaccinating their kids against COVID-19." Previous reports can be found at [https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=858566], [https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=868045], and [https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=868079].

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The COVID States Project Report No. 74
Northeastern University; Harvard Medical School; Rutgers University; Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy; Northwestern University. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/]
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