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Assessment of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Parents of Children Ages 5-11 in Hartford, Connecticut

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Project Location/Site: Family Life Education, Hartford, Connecticut
Key Outcomes:
Parents had many concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine’s expedited approval process and associated side effects. Parents were reluctant for their child to be the “first ones” to receive the vaccine in the newly approved age group and preferred to “wait and see” unless vaccination was required by the school administration. School vaccination requirements may be a successful policy to increase vaccination rates among the 5-11 year age group. Sample was based in Hartford, CT but if parents across the state or country share similar sentiments, statewide or national vaccine requirements for children could also be a success.