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Table 2 Reason for non-immunization among measles cases.

From: Measles transmission from an anthroposophic community to the general population, Germany 2008

Reasons for non-immunization* Number %
"Being afraid of vaccine side-effects" 52 33.3
"Opposing measles vaccination in general" 47 30.1
"Believing, measles is not a severe disease" 28 17.9
"Doctor advised against vaccination" 19 12.2
"Vaccination missed" 15 9.6
"Vaccination forgotten" 10 6.4
"Vaccination not offered" 7 4.5
  1. Measles outbreak in four Bavarian counties. Germany. March-July 2008 (n = 156/217)
  2. * multiple answers possible; closed questions