Parents' and caregivers' attitudes and behaviours towards child immunisation - In Fact

22 May 2015

The Ministry of Health recommends and subsidises a comprehensive schedule of vaccinations to immunise children against communicable diseases (Ministry of Health, 2014). To understand attitudes and behaviours towards child immunisation, the Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) asks parents and caregivers a number of questions relating to the immunisation of a child in their care. This information can be used to help understand the barriers associated with child immunisation, and to develop effective health promotion strategies aimed at maximising immunisation rates.