Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorEvans, S
dc.contributor.authorKlas, A
dc.contributor.authorMikocka-Walus, A
dc.contributor.authorGerman, B
dc.contributor.authorRogers, GD
dc.contributor.authorLing, M
dc.contributor.authorFernando, JW
dc.contributor.authorKothe, E
dc.contributor.authorWestrupp, EM
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-10T00:53:04Z
dc.date.available2022-05-10T00:53:04Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn0022-3999en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jpsychores.2021.110626en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/414412
dc.description.abstractObjective: The success of COVID-19 vaccination programs relies on community attitudes, yet little is known about parents' views. We aimed to explore the reasons behind Australian parents' vaccine intentions for themselves and for their children. Method: This mixed methods study relates to Wave 13 (January 2021) of a longitudinal study of Australian parents' experiences during COVID-19 and contained 1094 participants (83% mothers). We used multinomial logistic regression to understand demographic predictors of vaccine intention, and a descriptive template thematic analysis to analyse open-ended questions about parents' reasons for vaccine intentions for themselves and their children. Results: 64% of Australian parents intend on vaccination, 26% are unsure and 9% intend to decline; 48% intend to vaccinate their children, 38% are unsure, and 14% intend to decline. Relative to those intending to vaccinate, parents unsure (OR = -0.63, 95% CI: 0.46, −0.84, p = .002) or not intending (OR = -0.41, 95% CI: 0.24, 0.67 p < .001) to vaccinate were more likely to have lower trust in doctors. Similar predictors emerged for parents who did not intend to vaccinate their children (OR = 0.47, 95% CI: 0.31, 0.70, p < .001). Qualitative data indicated that many parents had not made a firm decision, including a lack of alignment between intentions and reasons. For example, parents who said ‘yes’ to vaccination, often then expressed hesitance and a focus on risks in their written response. Reasons for hesitancy for themselves included concerns about testing, side effects, and long-term outcomes. Similar themes were present for children, but parents expressed a strong desire to protect their children, and an eagerness for health information. Conclusion: Based on prior research and the themes identified here, a multipronged campaign that includes education/promotion, good access to vaccines and role models, is likely to support parents to make informed decisions regarding COVID-19 vaccination.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom110626en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Psychosomatic Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume150en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic healthen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology of healthen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4206en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode52en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode441011en_US
dc.subject.keywordsCOVID-19en_US
dc.subject.keywordsParentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsQualitative surveyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsVaccination intentionsen_US
dc.title“Poison” or “protection”? A mixed methods exploration of Australian parents' COVID-19 vaccination intentionsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationEvans, S; Klas, A; Mikocka-Walus, A; German, B; Rogers, GD; Ling, M; Fernando, JW; Kothe, E; Westrupp, EM, “Poison” or “protection”? A mixed methods exploration of Australian parents' COVID-19 vaccination intentions, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 2021, 150, pp. 110626en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-09-17
dc.date.updated2022-05-10T00:17:23Z
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorRogers, Gary


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Journal articles
    Contains articles published by Griffith authors in scholarly journals.

Show simple item record