Interviews with Parents and Healthcare Professionals

Please note this phase of the study has been completed. Please contact for further information about the interview phase of the project.


The purpose of the study

As part of our research we are inviting around 30 parents with pre-school children and around 30 healthcare professionals in the East Midlands to participate in an interview study.

The purpose of this study is to understand more about attitudes to, and experiences of, childhood vaccination. In particular, we are interested in exploring the reasons for what some people have called ‘vaccine hesitancy’ – this is when individuals may have concerns about some or all vaccines.

What happens if you take part?

If you agree to take part you will be interviewed by one of the research team from the University of Nottingham. The interview will last about 45 minutes to one hour. The interview will be carried out online using the Teams platform. This means that you will need access to a computer or other device which is connected to the internet. During the interview the researcher will ask you some questions on the topic of childhood vaccination. There are no right or wrong answers; rather, we are very interested in hearing about your views and experiences.

What are the possible benefits of taking part?

We cannot promise the study will help you, but the information we get from this study may improve understanding of how people relate to the topic of childhood vaccination. After the interviews are completed, we will analyse the interview transcripts. We may then make recommendations for vaccination policy or practice.

Will my taking part in the study be kept confidential?

Your participation in the study, and any information relating to your participation, will be handled in confidence following ethical guidelines. If you express an interest in participating, further information will be provided to you. Your participation is voluntary and you are free to withdraw at any time, without giving any reason, and without your legal rights being affected.



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