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Table 3 Reasons for not vaccinating children (n = 347)

From: Determinants of self-paid rotavirus vaccination status in Kanazawa, Japan, including socioeconomic factors, parents’ perception, and children’s characteristics

Rotavirus vaccine is not included national immunization program 129 (37.3%)
Parents have to pay up to \30,000 (approximately US $300) for uptake 105 (30.4%)
Suspicious about the vaccine’s effectiveness 20 (5.8%)
Worry about adverse reactions 15 (4.3%)
Nobody recommended 14 (4.1%)
Missed the opportunity 11 (3.2%)
I don’t think that RVGE is serious 11 (3.2%)
I did not know about the rotavirus vaccine 8 (2.3%)
Rotavirus vaccine is not necessary, because our child does not use daycare. 6 (1.7%)
Others 28 (8.1%)
  1. RVGE rotavirus gastroenteritis