European parents analyze their attitude towards vaccines

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A survey conducted in five European states analyzes the attitude of parents towards vaccines. The results show that Spanish parents have the most confidence in vaccines (94%), French parents have the least confidence (73%) and among them are Germany (88%), Italy (87%) and the United Kingdom (86%). However, researchers found it significant that, although in Germany and the UK in general they have demonstrated intermediate confidence in vaccines, parents who show a trend for all vaccinations have more strength than anywhere else (3%).

When asked about compulsory vaccination, 90% of parents have defended the coercion of some basic vaccines, as in all states. But there has been a big difference between voices against mandatory vaccination: In Germany 7.8% of parents were opposed, in the UK 7.4%, in France 4%, in Italy 1% and in Spain only 0.8%.

Surveys have been conducted among parents of children aged 0 to 3 and the results will be analyzed at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. According to the authors, these anti-vaccine attitudes can explain the increase in diseases in Europe, and in particular measles. According to the researchers, vaccination has not achieved sufficient coverage in society.

Eusko Jaurlaritzako Industria, Merkataritza eta Turismo Saila