Table 4

Parents reasons for not being vaccinated*
Reasons for not being vaccinated Mothers n (%) Fathers n (%)
Already had the pertussis vaccine in last five years 2 (7%) 2 (5%)
Not aware of risks 3 (10%) 4 (9%)
Don’t consider the disease serious enough to be vaccinated 2 (7%) 1 (2%)
Not aware of the free vaccine 18 (62%) 18 (42%)
Costs associated with going to the doctor 2 (7%) 2 (5%)
Time and effort involved with getting vaccinated 2 (7%) 11 (26%)
Potential side effects of the vaccine 7 (24%) 7 (16%)
Concerns regarding how well the vaccine works 2 (7%) 4 (9%)
My religious beliefs 0 (0%) 1 (2%)
Other 3 (10%) 4 (9%)

*more than one reason could be identified.

Donnan et al.

Donnan et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:676   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-676

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