Vaccine Hesitancy and Uptake

Project Summary

Despite overwhelming scientific evidence on the benefits of vaccinations, pregnant women and parents of young children often refuse to accept, or choose to space-out, vaccinations for themselves or their children. This phenomenon, termed vaccine hesitancy, has been blamed for several vaccine-preventable outbreaks in the U.S. As part of larger study to understand vaccine hesitancy locally, students will conduct secondary data analysis of the coverage and timeliness of maternal and pediatric vaccines in Durham, and identify determinants of timely vaccination uptake. Results may inform the development of interventions to reduce hesitancy and improve the coverage and timeliness of maternal and pediatric vaccine uptake in Durham.

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Contact
Paul Bendich
Mathematics
bendich@math.duke.edu

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