Parents who are ready to vaccinate their children usually have a positive relationship with their healthcare providers and tend to trust medical advice. Nevertheless, as many as 50 per cent or more of these parents will have some questions about vaccination1. Some parents say they are concerned that providers will think they are ‘antivaxxers’ if they ask questions during a vaccination consultation2. Parents who feel their questions have been dismissed by health professionals may be more vulnerable to misinformation3.
The goals for a consultation with a parent who is ready to vaccinate are:
- to prevent hesitancy
- to support timely vaccination