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Randomised controlled trial
General practice web-based decision aid improves MMR vaccination uptake
  1. Kristin S Hendrix,
  2. Stephen M Downs
  1. Children's Health Services Research, Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Kristin S Hendrix, Children's Health Services Research, 410 W. 10th Street, HITS 1000, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA; kshendri{at}iu.edu

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Implications for practice and research

  • Decision aids can help inform parents about vaccine decisions for their children, which is critical in an age of vaccine hesitancy and refusal.

  • Web-based decision aids may be a low-cost or free means of helping parents to understand the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination, supplementing information they receive from healthcare providers.

Context

It is not uncommon for parents to express vaccine hesitancy, request modified childhood vaccination schedules, refuse vaccines for their children or file for non-medical exemptions from school-required vaccinations.1 Moreover, outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses are becoming more common.2 Healthcare providers strive to give parents all the …

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