Māori Māmā views and experiences of vaccinating their pēpi and tamariki: A qualitative Kaupapa māori study

This report explores the complex social and cultural reasons that Māori may be less likely to engage with childhood vaccination services. Delayed immunisation is a factor strongly associated with increasing rate of infectious diseases.

The New Zealand Work Research Institute at Auckland University of Technology, in collaboration with Te Hiringa Hauora | Health Promotion Agency, engaged WotMatters Consulting and Dr Terryann Clark to conduct qualitative Kaupapa Māori research with Māori parents/caregivers on Māori childhood immunisations. The recommendations in the report are relevant for policy, practice, programmes, services and campaigns related to Māori childhood immunisations.