Child vaccination schedule: new risks and tackling hesitancy
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Child vaccination schedule: new risks and tackling hesitancy

Erin Dean Health journalist

Uptake of childhood vaccines shows a worrying fall due to several factors, but nurses can answer parents’ questions and allay vaccination fears

New data show vaccination coverage for young children fell in 2021-22 for virtually all programmes. Uptake was falling before the pandemic, and COVID-19 is likely to have had a further effect on parents having their children vaccinated.

Nursing Children and Young People. 35, 2, 6-8. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.35.2.6.s2

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