Vaccines, Volume 9, Issue 2 (February 2021) – 120 articles
Cover Story (view full-size image): The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic continues to strike, increasing its death toll throughout the globe. Vaccines represent a fundamental tool to mitigate its devastating effects. However, after availability, will we be able to implement vaccination plans efficiently? Following the trend in vaccine hesitancy in recent years, there is a growing distrust in COVID-19 vaccinations with online antivaccination movements that tend to capture the attention of those who are hesitant. Which strategies could be adopted to reduce COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy? Could social media trend analysis be helpful? In this paper, we discuss COVID-19 vaccines and their characteristics, current acceptance toward anti-COVID-19 vaccination, and role of social media in communication campaigns and present a case study of Twitter trend analysis in Italy. View this paper.
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