Vaccination of difficult to vaccinate children – a qualitative review
Why this study

Children who have behavioural disorders or severe needle phobia require a spectrum of distraction techniques, counselling, premedication and/or sedating medical agents to assist with vaccination. There are no guidelines on the most effective approach to or management of these children. The immunisation service at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead developed a pathway for these children to be safely vaccinated. 

What do we want to achieve

Assess the effectiveness and patient experience through this proposed pathway. 

How are we doing it

Families and immunisation providers are interviewed using semi-structured interview technique by a developmental paediatrician external to the service regarding their experience through this immunisation pathway. 

Where are we up to

Analysis in progress.

Last updated October 2020