Vaccination attitudes and mobile readiness: A survey of expectant and new mothers.

Sub-optimal vaccination coverage and recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases serve as a reminder that vaccine hesitancy remains a concern. ImmunizeCA- a new smartphone app to help track immunizations- may address several reasons for not vaccinating. We conducted a study to describe demographic variables- attitudes- beliefs and information sources regarding pediatric vaccination in a sample of childbearing women who were willing to download an immunization app. We also sought to measure their current mobile usage behaviours and determine if there is an association between participant demographics- attitudes- beliefs and information sources regarding pediatric vaccination and mobile usage. We recruited participants using a combination of passive and active methods at a tertiary care hospital in Ottawa- Canada. We used surveys to collect demographic information- examine attitudes- behaviour- and information sources regarding immunization and self-reported mobile phone usage. A total of 54 women particip


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