This study’s objective is to assess the causes of vaccine malaise in the unit serving families and vaccinating family hesitance among family health care professionals (FHPs). The research group included 682 FHPs from a primary health care facility. A sociodemographic data form and a form of vaccine hesitancy data were used to gather data. The analyses of the data were conducted in chi-square analysis and logistic regression analyses. In response to the question, “Do you trust the active ingredient in vaccines?” ”, only 2.1 percent of FHPs said they did not have confidence, and 18.9 percent said they were undecided. 70.7 percent of FHPs reported that their unit had at least one vaccine-hesitant family. The most common explanations given by FHPs on behalf of such families were vaccine scepticism, concern that they could be dangerous to the infant, and assumption that vaccinations cause autism. Vaccine mistrust was significantly higher in FHPs who were measles-hesitant and answered, “The decision to get vaccinated or not should belong to the family freely,” according to the univariate analysis.

FHPs have been shown to be highly sensitive and to be optimistic toward vaccines in general.

Reference: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21645515.2020.1806671