National surveys have been undertaken in England since 1991 to understand parental knowledge, beliefs and attitudes towards the immunisation programme. Public Health England (PHE) now commissions these surveys and currently the market research company BMG Research undertakes this work. The main purpose of the surveys is to explore parental attitudes to childhood immunisation to inform planning of the immunisation programmes. The surveys are an important source of detailed information about parental views and experiences.
Further information about the research can be found on BMG’s website and in the Vaccine Update issues below.