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Homeschooling Parents in California: Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviors Associated with Child’s Vaccination Status

Citation

Mohanty, Salini; Joyce, Caroline M.; Delamater, Paul L.; Klein, Nicola P.; Salmon, Daniel A.; Omer, Saad B.; & Buttenheim, Alison M. (2020). Homeschooling Parents in California: Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviors Associated with Child's Vaccination Status. Vaccine, 38(8), 1899-1905. PMCID: PMC7446540

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Senate Bill 277 (SB277) banned nonmedical exemptions from school-entry vaccination requirements for children attending classroom-based schools in California, but excluded homeschooled children from vaccination requirements. Thus, it was hypothesized that more parents would choose to homeschool to avoid vaccination requirements in response to SB277. There is limited literature on the vaccine attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors among the homeschooling population in the US, despite an overall increase in homeschooling nationwide and documented vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks within the homeschooled child population.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.01.026

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Vaccine

Author(s)

Mohanty, Salini
Joyce, Caroline M.
Delamater, Paul L.
Klein, Nicola P.
Salmon, Daniel A.
Omer, Saad B.
Buttenheim, Alison M.

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

38

Issue Number

8

Pages

1899-1905

PMCID

PMC7446540

Reference ID

12614