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Healthwatch Bradford undertook a survey about childhood immunisations during the Covid-19 pandemic as they had heard that local immunisation figures were lower than the previous year. Sixty two people responded to the survey between August and October.
Nearly three quarters said that the Covid-19 pandemic had not affected the likelihood of them taking their children to be immunised.
Three in ten parents said their children had received a vaccination during lockdown. Just over one in ten said they didn’t take their child to be vaccinated – because the appointment was postponed, due the pandemic or for other reasons. Only 5% said they would not be happy for their children to have their childhood immunisation vaccinations at this stage of the pandemic.
Over three quarters would be most comfortable taking their child to have their vaccinations at the medical centre or GP surgery. Respondents had received information about child immunisations from a variety of sources.
Nearly two thirds said that if a Covid-19 vaccine was to be approved for children they would be happy for their child to receive it. Just over one in ten said they wouldn’t.
People reported a mixed range of responses about the process of booking vaccinations.