Data for: Parent and staff attitudes towards in-hospital opportunistic vaccination

Published: 31 March 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/2xbskkfwmy.1
Isabella Plumptre, Timo Tolppa, Mitch Blair


Recent trends of ‘vaccine hesitancy’ have resulted in calls for public health campaigns to improve immunisation uptake to World Health Organisation targets. One potential strategy to improve uptake is to offer opportunistic vaccination to those hospital in-patients who have missed them. We aimed to evaluate parental and staff attitudes about introducing such a service for hospitalised children. We developed and distributed a questionnaire for parents/guardians of paediatric inpatients aged five years and under, and a questionnaire for frontline paediatric staff (including medical, nursing and allied health professionals). Vaccination rates were assessed through discussion with parents and reviewing the personal child health record. Please see Appendix 1 of this publication for full details of survey questions.