Māori Māmā views and experiences of vaccinating their pēpi and tamariki: A qualitative Kaupapa Māori study

21 Dec 2021

This report explores the complex social and cultural reasons that Māori may be less likely to engage with childhood vaccination services. Delayed immunisation is a factor strongly associated with increasing rate of infectious diseases.

The New Zealand Work Research Institute at Auckland University of Technology, in collaboration with Te Hiringa Hauora | Health Promotion Agency, engaged WotMatters Consulting and Dr Terryann Clark to conduct qualitative Kaupapa Māori research with Māori parents/caregivers on Māori childhood immunisations. The recommendations in the report are relevant for policy, practice, programmes, services and campaigns related to Māori childhood immunisations.