To assess parents' (or caretakers') willingness to allow multiple immunization injections at a single visit.
A survey of parental demographics and a medical record review to determine immunization status.
An inner-city pediatric clinic in Philadelphia, Pa.
A convenience sample of 1059 patients who were due to receive 2 to 5 immunization injections at a single visit and their parents. Patients were excluded if parents had not previously witnessed at least 1 immunization.
Main Outcome Measures
The number of immunizations due, the number of immunizations received, and the reasons for failure to immunize completely.
Almost all (98.8%) of the children included in the study received all immunizations indicated at their visit.
Despite potential parental resistance to multiple simultaneous immunization injections, this inner-city population overwhelmingly complied with physicians' recommendations.