Table 1

Interview topics
1 Introductory questions
a How many people are in your congregation?
b How long have you had your position here?
c Where were you previously appointed?
d Do you have an idea of what the vaccination coverage in your congregation is?
2 Do you receive questions about vaccination from the members of your congregation?
a What kinds of questions?
- Interpretation of the bible and other text
- Personal advice with regard to decision-making
- Doubts of conscience following illness or vaccination
b From whom and when?
c How do you handle such?
d More questions during epidemic outbreaks?
3 Do you have an idea of the decision-making process regarding vaccination in the families in your congregation?
a What factors are, in your opinion, decisive?
4 Do you, yourself, raise the topic of vaccination for discussion?
a During home visits?
b During confirmation classes?
c In sermons?
d Otherwise
e During epidemic outbreaks/
5 Do you have contact with other religious leaders on the topic of vaccination or other topics?
a From your own denomination?
b From other denominations?
c Regularly? Or only during epidemics outbreaks?
6 Have you had contact with the government about vaccination or other topics?
a With the mayor?
b With the public health service?
c Regularly? Or only during epidemics outbreaks?
7 What is your position on possibly obligatory vaccination?
8 Is there anything else that you think is of importance and would therefore like to add?

Ruijs et al.

Ruijs et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:511   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-511

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