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Uptake and attitudes regarding hepatitis A vaccine among childcare centre staff, administrators, and parents

Objectives: Study objectives were to assess parents' and childcare agency staff's uptake of and attitudes/beliefs related to hepatitis A vaccine. Study design: Cross-sectional survey. Methods: Questionnaires were administered to parents and staff in 23 St. Louis childcare agencies between September and December 2014. Categorical data were compared using Chi-squared test. Multivariate logistic regression, stratified by staff vs parents, was used to find predictors of hepatitis A vaccine uptake. Results: In total, 351 staff and parents participated (response rate = 32%). More staff than parents had been offered or recommended to receive hepatitis A vaccine by a healthcare provider (55.4% vs 36.6% and 53.3% vs 28.7%, respectively; P = .001 for both). More staff than parents received hepatitis A vaccine (85.3% vs 67.5%, Chi-squared test = 11.0, P
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United States

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