Bayou C
Tuesday, May 11, 2004: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM

B5: Exemptions Part I: Characteristics of Parents Claiming Immunization Exemptions to School Entry Requirements

Although immunization exemptions to school entry requirements represent a minority of the population, there have been anecdotal reports of an increase in activity. This workshop will present national and state specific data evaluating the characteristics of parents claiming exemptions.
Learning Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to identify potential interventions to reduce immunization exemptions.

Moderator:Shannon Stokley
2:00 PMIntroductory Remarks
2:15 PMParental Beliefs Associated with Claiming Non-Medical Exemptions to School Immunization Requirements
Daniel A Salmon, Larry Moulton, Saad Omer, M. Patricia DeHart, Shannon Stokley, Neal Halsey
2:30 PMAttitudes and Anti-Vaccine Sentiment in a Community with a High Rate of Religious Exemptions
Steve G. Robison, Amanda J. Timmons, Martha W. Priedeman, James A Gaudino, Lorraine K. Duncan
2:45 PMExemptions to Immunizations: What Does the Public Think?
Liisa Oakes, Deborah A. Gust
3:00 PMDiscussion

The 38th National Immunization Conference of CDC