Recently, China has placed a high value on vaccination promotion, pushing the media, academics, and general public to focus on its coverage and efficacy. The purpose of this study was to determine the characteristics that influence parental desire to get their school-aged children immunised with quadrivalent influenza vaccinations (QIVs). Between September and December 2018, a cross-sectional research using face-to-face interviews was performed. A total of 44 kindergartens, primary and junior high schools were chosen at random using stratified three-stage cluster sampling. About the 4,430 participants, 24.6 percent had heard of QIV and 24.2 percent had previously received information on QIV. 42.8 percent of those polled showed a readiness to get the QIV for their children. A junior college diploma, a better level of influenza awareness, and prior influenza information were all positively associated with vaccine desire. In contrast, little prior QIV-related knowledge, no perceived vulnerability of children to influenza, fear of adverse effects, worry that vaccinations must be administered carefully, and scepticism of new vaccines were significant hurdles preventing parents from vaccinating their children. 

This study establishes a baseline for future vaccination programmes and delivery, with the ultimate objective of improving vaccine uptake and reducing school-wide influenza outbreaks.