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Table 2 Number of children, their age, and beliefs of parents towards COVID-19 vaccine for the children (N = 3744)

From: Children’s rates of COVID-19 vaccination as reported by parents, vaccine hesitancy, and determinants of COVID-19 vaccine uptake among children: a multi-country study from the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Characteristic n (%)
Number of children
 1 578 (15.4)
 2 1022 (27.3)
  ≥ 3 2144 (57.3)
Age of children/year
 All kids are younger than 12 1817 (48.5)
 All kids between 12 and 17 579 (15.5)
 I have kids in both above categories 1348 (36.0)
If any of your kids had COVID-19 vaccine
 No 2550 (68.1)
 Yes 1194 (31.9)
Will the freedom to choose the type of vaccine affect your decision to vaccinate your children?
 No 1211 (32.3)
 Yes 1361 (36.4)
 Maybe 1172 (31.3)
In your opinion, are COVID-19 vaccines safe?
 All vaccines are safe 2527 (67.5)
 All vaccines are not safe 1217 (32.5)