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Are vaccines safe? Why does my child have to get so many? What’s in vaccines? How do they work? What’s herd immunity? Why does my child need to get vaccinated against a disease that I’ve never heard of?
Parents have a lot of questions about childhood vaccination and want to get the facts straight so they can make the right decision for their families. There’s a lot information on the internet about childhood vaccination, but figuring out what is fact and what is opinion can be difficult. And depending on the information source, parents may be concerned that they’re being manipulated into making decisions to further a government agenda or line the pockets of pharmaceutical company executives. However, parents have valid concerns about vaccine safety (“How will vaccines affect my child’s health and development?”) and can feel pushed into vaccination their children by doctors or schools even if they’re uncertain.
Little is known about how parents who have concerns about vaccine safety make decisions about whether or not to vaccinate their children. RTI International, a non-profit research organization based in North Carolina (www.rti.org), is funding and conducting a small project to fill this knowledge gap. Through this study, we’ll learn more about how parents make decisions about childhood vaccination, where they look for answers to their questions about childhood vaccination, and whose opinions they trust. By learning more about these issues, the public health community can take steps to improve the vaccine safety information that’s available.
We are interested in talking to you if:
- you’re just now thinking about whether to vaccinate your child,
- you already have an exemption or launched a delayed vaccine schedule, or
- you’ve changed your opinion about childhood vaccination since the recent measles outbreak.
If you’re eligible and participate, you will receive a $75 Amazon gift card at the conclusion of your interview.
Before you decide whether you’d like to be involved, you should know three things about this project:
- No government agencies or pharmaceutical companies are involved in this project.
- No one outside of the RTI project team will know you participated in this study.
- We won’t try to change your mind about your childhood vaccination practices.
Thanks! We look forward to hearing from you.
Disclosure: This product was received by myself free of charge, in exchange for an honest review. I did not received monetary compensation of any kind. However, all opinions expressed are my own, and were in no way influenced by the brand or any other sources. The review and all photos with the watermark are the property of Found Frolicking, and should not be used or distributed in any way without first receiving permission. If you would like to work with Found Frolicking for a review, giveaway, advertising, or promotion of any other nature, please email Lalia at firstname.lastname@example.org.