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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

Face-to-Face Interventions for Informing or Educating Parents About Early Childhood Vaccination

Description of Resource: 
Childhood vaccination is an important and effective way to reduce childhood illness and death. However, many children do not receive the recommended vaccines because their parents do not have the necessary information about vaccination. This systematic review sought to evaluate the efficacy of face-to-face information or education sessions with parents as a strategy to improve vaccination rates and parental understanding of vaccination. This systematic review included 7 studies in a mix of high- and low-income countries. Interventions were educational sessions delivered to individuals or to groups of parents or soon-to-be parents. This review found that face-to-face strategies do not consistently improve either vaccination rates or parent understanding of vaccination, but the evidence was low to very low quality for these outcomes.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
Cochrane Review
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Immunization and Infectious Diseases
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Kaufman J, Synnot A, Ryan R, Hill S, Horey D, Willis N, Lin V, Robinson P. Face to face interventions for informing or educating parents about early childhood vaccination. Cochrane Database Syst Rev [Internet]. 2013 [cited 2018 Jan 23];(5). Art. No.: CD010038. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010038.pub2. Available from: