Vaccination in Children with Special Needs

Dr. Emily Fong, PGY2

Supervisor: Dr. Ronit Mesterman

This study assesses vaccination rates in children with special needs, especially children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID.) Vaccination rates in children with ASD and ID are affected by different factors, including behaviours such as aggression or anxiety. We want to assess which factors have had the most impact on children with special needs completing their vaccinations or refusing them. We are also hoping to learn what kinds of interventions have helped them to receive their required vaccines


This session will consider different barriers to vaccination for children with special needs.

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