TABLE 2

Parent reasons for declining influenza vaccination during hospitalization among eligible children (n = 162)

ReasonFrequency, %
Would prefer to obtain vaccine at primary care office or want to wait25.3
Concern for adverse reaction or side effects16.1
Do not want vaccination13.0
Never had influenza vaccine previously or felt it was not needed for their otherwise healthy children11.7
Do not believe it works8.0
Child is already sick6.8
Other14.8
Reason not documented4.3