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Table 2 Reasons for not receiving measles vaccination (multiple answers)

From: Measles vaccine coverage and factors related to uncompleted vaccination among 18-month-old and 36-month-old children in Kyoto, Japan

  18-month-old group 36-month-old group
Number of non-vaccinated children n = 698 n = 211
  % %
has not yet received measles vaccination but is going to receive it in the near future 76.2 46.9
had a cold at the time of vaccination 32.5 24.2
had to receive other vaccinations first 23.5 11.4
wanted to receive measles vaccination but missed the chance to receive it 22.2 34.1
wasn't aware of/forgot about the vaccination schedule 6.9 9.5
was sick at the time of vaccination 4.9 1.9
has already been infected with measles 4.9 11.8
was concerned about adverse events of measles vaccination 2.9 9.5
naturally acquired immunity seems more effective than artificially acquired immunity 2.4 4.7
vaccination is no longer mandatory 2.4 6.6
vaccination does not seem to be sufficiently effective 0.7 1.4
Others 5.4 3.3