Parental Immunization Survey

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is inviting parents with children 18 years old or younger to complete an anonymous survey. This survey is asking parents to share their thoughts about children’s vaccines and their experiences getting their children vaccinated.

We ask that parents complete this survey between July 5th – July 21st. The survey takes 10-15 minutes to answer and is voluntary and anonymous. Parents’ responses will not be linked to them individually, and the information gathered will only be presented in summary.

This survey asks parents about the four categories below of children’s vaccines that are currently recommended.

The majority of questions are focused on the first two types of children’s vaccines:

  1. Vaccines recommended for younger children 8 years old or younger
    (such as Measles/Mumps/Rubella, Polio, or Chickenpox)

  2. Vaccines recommended for older children 9 years old or older
    (such as HPV or Meningitis)

There are also a limited number of questions on the following types of children’s vaccines:

  1. Flu vaccines for children

  2. COVID-19 vaccines for children

Parents’ thoughts are very important to VDH, as we want to understand Virginians’ experience with their children's vaccines. The results will be used to inform Virginia’s vaccine programs and support, based on what Virginia’s parents need most. This will help parents by identifying current barriers for children receiving their vaccines, so that those challenges can be reduced in the future.

If you have any questions about this survey, you can contact us. Choose the “Vaccine Survey” subject.

We appreciate your time and look forward to receiving your responses.