Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science
Health, Human Performance and Recreation
This literature review is an examination of how vaccination rates have changed for pediatric routine immunizations since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and whether it has impacted specific groups of children. Articles were compiled through the PubMed/Medline database and organized in an evidence table. Decreased vaccination rates for children 0-18 years held true across all sources in a variety of different countries. The most common reason for delay was the fear of being infected with COVID-19. Intervention methods for hesitant parents include reminder systems, walk-in/free clinics, and promoting patient education. It is important to understand the effects COVID-19 has had on pediatric routine vaccinations to prevent the spread of preventable diseases and plan intervention methods accordingly.
Internship, Pediatrics, Vaccine Hesitancy, COVID-19
Popple, M. (2022). Reflections on North Texas Pediatric Internship. Health, Human Performance and Recreation Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/hhpruht/108