• Public opinion on childhood immunisations in Iceland.

      Óskarsson, Ýmir; Guðnason, Þórólfur; Jónsdóttir, Guðbjörg A; Kristinsson, Karl G; Briem, Haraldur; Haraldsson, Ásgeir; [ 1 ] Univ Iceland, Fac Med, Reykjavik, Iceland [ 2 ] Directorate Hlth Chief Epidemiologist, Reykjavik, Iceland [ 3 ] Univ Iceland, Social Sci Res Inst, Reykjavik, Iceland [ 4 ] Landspitali Univ Hosp, Dept Microbiol, IS-101 Reykjavik, Iceland   Organization-Enhanced Name(s)      Landspitali National University Hospital [ 5 ] Landspitali Univ Hosp, Childrens Hosp Iceland, IS-101 Reykjavik, Iceland   Organization-Enhanced Name(s)      Landspitali National University Hospital (Elsevier SCI, 2015-12-16)
      In recent years, vaccine preventable diseases such as measles and pertussis have been re-emerging in Western countries, maybe because of decreasing participation in childhood vaccination programs in some countries. There is clear evidence for vaccine efficacy and the risk of adverse effects is low. This needs to be communicated to the general public. The aim of the study was to evaluate the public opinion on childhood vaccinations in Iceland.