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Table 2 Reasons for delaying childhood immunisation and refusing childhood immunisation in Albania

From: Childhood immunisation timeliness and vaccine confidence by health information source, maternal, socioeconomic, and geographic characteristics in Albania

Reason N Proportion (% and 95 CI)
Reasons stated by mothers of under-5-year-old children to delay childhood immunisation in Albania
 Doubts about vaccine safety 12 2.8 (1.2, 6.1)
 Concerns about side effects 15 3.3 (1.7, 6.0)
 Child was sick at the time of vaccination 302 67.0 (59.3, 73.9)
 Did not have time/too busy 43 9.6 (5.7, 15.8)
 No particular reason 28 6.2 (3.7, 10.2)
 Other 50 11.1 (7.5, 16.3)
Reasons stated by mothers of under-5-year-old children to refuse childhood immunisation in Albania
 Doubts about vaccine safety 13 47.8 (26.6, 69.8)
 Concerns about side effects 6 23.10 (9.4, 46.7)
 Child was sick at the time of vaccination 1 5.1 (0.1, 16.5)
 Medical contraindication 0 0
 Vaccine more harmful than disease 2 6.9 (1.5, 26.4)
 Religious conviction 0 0
 Other 5 17.1 (5.8, 40.6)