COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage and Hesitancy Among New York City Parents of Children Aged 5–11 Years

Chloe A. Teasdale, PhD; Scott Ratzan, MD, MPA, MA; Lauren Rauh, MPH; Hannah Stuart Lathan, MPH; Spencer Kimball, JD; Ayman El-Mohandes, MD, MPH, MBBCH


Am J Public Health. 2022;112(6):931-936. 

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Public Health Implications

In a survey conducted after emergency use authorization of COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 5 to 11 years, we found that many parents were vaccine hesitant. Greater efforts are needed to increase parental awareness about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination to foster vaccine confidence, acceptance, and uptake.