Addressing heterogeneous parental concerns about vaccination with a multiple-source model: a parent and educator perspective

Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2013 Aug;9(8):1790-4. doi: 10.4161/hv.24888. Epub 2013 May 31.


Previous models of vaccine education have not addressed differences in levels and motives of vaccine concerns in parents. These differences may require changes in education approaches based on type of parental concern. Addressing vaccine concerns will require a multi-modal approach involving more than just a pediatrician or primary health care provider, as well as more than one educational approach.

Keywords: vaccine advocacy; vaccine education; vaccine resistance.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Behavior Therapy / methods*
  • Health Education / methods*
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Humans
  • Parents*
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care / psychology*
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care / statistics & numerical data
  • Vaccination / psychology*
  • Vaccination / statistics & numerical data
  • Vaccines / administration & dosage*


  • Vaccines