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6% of Children Remain Unvaccinated

November 21, 2022 • 6:07 am CST
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
(Precision Vaccinations)

Most children have a primary care provider that offers guidance on how parents can support their child’s immune system development. 

Vaccinations are a frequent topic of discussion.

However, according to a C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll published on November 21, 2022, most parents say they discuss vaccines needed for school (82%) and less often flu vaccine (68%) or COVID vaccine (57%).

And about 15% of parents say they did not discuss any vaccines with their child’s primary care provider.

Some parents report talking only with other health professionals, such as pharmacists or nurses, about school vaccines (4%), flu vaccines (8%), or COVID vaccine (14%).

Six percent of parents report that their child does not get any vaccines.

Among these parents, 43% report no vaccine discussions with any healthcare provider in the past two years.

Among parents who discussed vaccines with their child’s regular doctor, 80% said the doctor was open to their questions and concerns.