It was a long time ago since the first study ever conducted on vaccines started. And over time, more vaccines are still being developed. Granted that it is mainly a success in the science community, society, in general, still faces concerns regarding its usage, effectiveness, and possible reactions, especially with parents deciding for their children.

Whatever the parents decide, nevertheless, they will worry about the result. With the various opinions about vaccinations among parents, Real Research surveyed to see the public’s opinion on children’s vaccinations.


  • 75.05% say their children have all the necessary vaccinations
  • Over 70% believe that vaccinations protect their children
  • Only 8.97% have vaccinated their children against Covid-19

Children’s Vaccinations Are Necessary

The survey seeking public opinion on children’s vaccinations asks whether respondents have children. In reply, 86.01% say they have children and only 13.99% do not.

Figure 1: Respondents’ opinion on preventive vaccinations for children being necessary

Next, the survey asks if respondents had their children vaccinated. In response, 75.05% had their children vaccinated with all the necessary vaccines as their pediatrician suggested, 13.79% had their children vaccinated with the most important vaccines such as Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis, while 11.16% had never vaccinated their children with anything.

Furthermore, the survey asks respondents if children’s vaccinations are necessary. In response, 79.63% say it is, 11.07% were unsure about it, and 9.29% say it’s unnecessary. Accordingly, the survey asks why the respondents think children’s vaccinations are necessary. A majority of 71.28% say vaccination is the only way to protect children from many dangerous infections and 11.72% say that it helps to stimulate antibodies which help children to be stronger.

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71.86% Refused Children’s Vaccinations

Similarly, the survey asks the respondents why they think children’s vaccinations are unnecessary. In reply, 64.32% say vaccination to some extent reduces the natural immunity of babies and children. Whereas, 12.06% say it does not give a complete guarantee that the child will never get sick. And 6.62% say allergic reactions may occur because of it.

Figure 2: Percentage of respondents that refused preventive vaccinations for their children

Additionally, the survey asks if respondents have ever refused any forms of children’s vaccinations. In response, 71.86% say ‘yes’, and only 28.14% say ‘no’.

Consequently, the survey asks what is the main reason for their refusal. In return, 69.23% say it is better to get sick and let the child’s immune system alone fight the illness, 11.17% say it is because of their religious beliefs, and 11.10% say they are afraid of the possible complications it may cause.

60.30% Say Children must Get Vaccinated

Moreover, the survey asks which vaccines respondents have given to their children. The responses were: Hepatitis (19.30%), Polio (16.05%). A further 14.41% chose vaccinations against measles, rubella, and mumps, and 14.14% choose vaccines against tuberculosis. Others (12.46%) had their children vaccinated against diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus, while some (10.22%) had vaccines against pneumococcal infection. However, only 8.97% had their children vaccinated against Covid-19.

Figure 3: Respondents’ opinion on children’s vaccinations being necessary in general

To conclude, the survey asks respondents if they think children’s vaccinations, in general, are necessary. On this, 60.30% say it is necessary, and 12.23% say it is somewhat necessary. In contrast, 4.20% say it is unnecessary, and 4.34% say it is somehow unnecessary, while 18.94% remain neutral.


Survey TitlePublic Opinion on Children’s Vaccinations
DurationJune 13 – June 20, 2022
Number of Participants50,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.