Special Issue "Vaccination Research for Public Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: acceptability of vaccines; immunization policies; vaccine pharmacovigilance; vaccine cold chain; vaccine communication; influenza vaccine; HPV vaccine; history of vaccinology Photograph:
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Assistant Guest Editor
Interests: vaccines; vaccine hesitancy; vaccine for specific populations; sexual health
Assistant Guest Editor
Interests: vaccine-preventable diseases in adults and specific groups (immunocompromised, COPD, elderly, hard to reach populations); pneumococcal vaccines
Considered one of the most effective measures in the field of public health, vaccination has had a notable impact on the control and reduction of morbidity and mortality from communicable diseases. Immunization programs have contributed to the improvement of life expectancy and the well-being of the population, especially among children. There are still many gaps in the field, such as how to better approach specific, susceptible target populations, how to develop vaccines from disease with an important burden, or how to inform and discuss with antivaccine movements. The COVID-19 pandemic has also influenced the field of vaccinology in several aspects; on one hand, the strength of immunization programs is being tested, and some countries already fear that they may not reach the expected vaccination coverage, with the consequent risk of epidemic outbreaks; on the other hand, getting a vaccine against COVID-19 brings other issues to light: Who should be the initial recipients of the vaccine? What logistical problems will arise? Will they be well accepted by the population? Will the administration of this vaccine slow down the implementation of other vaccination programs?
In this Special Issue of IJERPH, we invite you and your colleagues to submit original articles, reviews, comments, or new hypotheses aimed at answering the new challenges in the field of vaccinology.
Prof. Dr. José Tuells
Prof. Olivier Epaulard
Dr. Zitta Barrella Harboe
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Vaccine hesitancy
- Vaccine acceptance
- COVID-19 vaccines
- Vaccine coverage
- Public policies
- Logistic systems and supply chain
- Compulsory vaccination
- Vaccine-preventable diseases outbreaks
- Indirect effects of vaccines
- Vaccines for neglected diseases and diseases of poverty