Table 5

Examples of comments from mothers regarding PCV materials found in rotavirus vaccines.

"I'd really like to see information [on PCV] if it was going in my child."

"Clarification would be good as to how it got there, or what purpose it serves in the vaccine. I think that would be a good thing to know."

"If my doctor is going to recommend it, more than likely, I'm just going to go with it. If they feel it's necessary, I trust them."

"I'm probably putting too much trust in my pediatrician, but I feel like he's going to tell me everything important that I need to know beforehand."

"You know, I have my 2 children and can talk about what's happened with them but, the doctor sees 20, 30, 40 kids a day so there's a lot more exposure to kids who've had the rotavirus vaccine and what happens, and what happens when they don't [get the vaccine]."

"I'm sure with all the new technology, you're going to find all kinds of things in vaccines, and as long as they're safe, I mean, if the doctor is going to recommend it, or the CDC, I think that's good enough."

"I still feel like the benefits outweigh the risks but every time I [hear] something like this, I feel a little bit less confident."

Payne et al. BMC Pediatrics 2011 11:83   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-11-83

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