Parents Cite News and Government as Top Sources for Child Vaccine Info
Kristin Lunz Trujillo, David Lazer, Tamanna Urmi, Ata Uslu, Alexi Quintana, Hong Qu, and Jon Green, Northeastern University; Alauna C. Safarpour, Roy H. Perlis, Matthew A. Baum, Mauricio Santillana, and Anjuli Shere, Harvard University; Katherine Ognyanova, Rutgers University; Caroline Pippert and James Druckman (IPR/ Political Science), Northwestern University
A national poll seeking to understand where parents get information about vaccinating their children against COVID-19 found parents of vaccinated children and parents of unvaccinated children divided over the best sources of information. When given an open-ended response question about where they got information to decide whether to vaccinate their kids against COVID-19, health care professionals were the most commonly cited source of information overall, followed by news, government and online/social media sources. The widest gap in sources of information were between parents of vaccinated and unvaccinated children, with parents of vaccinated children relying more on health care professionals than the latter.
Read the report here.