Acceptability of Adolescent COVID-19 Vaccination Among Adolescents and Parents of Adolescents

United States, April 15–23, 2021

Published in: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Volume 70, No. 28, pages 997–1003

Posted on RAND.org on July 21, 2021

by Aaron M. Scherer, Amber M. Gedlinske, Andrew M. Parker, Courtney A. Gidengil, Natoshia M. Askelson, Christine A. Petersen, Kate R. Woodworth, Megan Lindley

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In April 2021, 52% of unvaccinated adolescents aged 13–17 years and 56% of parents of unvaccinated adolescents aged 12–17 years reported intent for adolescent COVID-19 vaccination. Efforts focusing on effectively communicating the benefits and safety of COVID-19 vaccination for adolescents to the public could help increase adolescent COVID-19 vaccine confidence and vaccination coverage.

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