Background: Vaccine education during residency is not standardized. Little is known about resident perspectives on vaccines and ideal vaccine training.
Methods: A convenience sample of pediatric and family medicine (FM) residents were surveyed using a de novo 22 question survey to understand perspectives on vaccines and current and preferred vaccine education curriculum. Responses were analyzed categorically and compared by resident year using Fisher’s Exact test.
Results: In October 2016, 126 residents from 9 pediatric and FM programs completed the survey. Resident respondents’ training levels varied. Most were 25-29 years old and female. High familiarity with vaccines and agreeing to defer recommended vaccine(s) increased with additional years of training (p
Conclusion: Results provide insight on framework and scope for development of a vaccine education curriculum. Identification of vaccine hesitancy among residents and the rating of certain recommended vaccines as of variable importance underscores the need for resident vaccine training.
Vaccine education; Vaccine safety; Vaccine hesitancy; Needs assessment; Resident vaccine education
Williams, S., Clark, S., Humiston, S., Pahud, B., Middleton, D., Lewis, K. O. Identifying Medical Residents’ Perceived Needs in Vaccine Education though a Needs Assessment Survey MedEdPublish 9, 41 (2020).