TABLE 1

Physician Survey Items

How often do parents request an alternative immunization schedule from you?
For each of the following vaccines, indicate how willing you are to consider an alternative immunization schedule: HepB, DTaP, PCV, Hib, IPV, rotavirus, MMR, varicella.
On average, how long are you comfortable delaying the following immunizations in response to parents' concerns: HepB, DTaP, PCV, Hib, IPV, rotavirus, MMR, varicella?
If you were to become a new parent in 2010, would you give the following vaccines to your child according to the current recommended schedule or according to an alternative schedule: HepB, DTaP, PCV, Hib, IPV, rotavirus, MMR, varicella?
In 2007, Dr Robert Sears published The Vaccine Book, which describes alternative immunization schedules. How has this book impacted your willingness to utilize alternative immunization schedules?
Indicate your level of agreement with the following statements:
    I am comfortable agreeing to use an alternative immunization schedule if requested.
    I am willing to offer an alternative immunization schedule for a child even if the parent has not specifically requested one.
    I think too many immunizations are given at one visit.
    I think there are too many immunizations overall.
  • HepB indicates hepatitis B; MMR, measles, mumps, rubella.