Special Issue "Confidence in Vaccines"
A special issue of Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2013)
Dr. Daniel A. Salmon (Website)
Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St., Ste. 5515, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Phone: +1 443 803 7754
Interests: optimizing the prevention of childhood infectious diseases through the use of vaccines
Dr. Heidi J. Larson (Website)
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medical, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
Interests: public trust in vaccines; socio-cultural and political determinants of vaccine acceptance; risk assessment of vaccine delivery strategies
Vaccines have been one of the greatest medical and public health achievements, greatly reducing disease and death from many once common childhood diseases. Memory of these diseases is often distant for parents, the public, and health care providers. Attention can shift from fear of these diseases to fear of the vaccines effectively used to prevent them. Mature immunization programs must maintain high rates of vaccine acceptance, often without circulating disease as a reminder, potentially indefinitely. Parental concerns about vaccine safety have resulted in reductions in vaccine coverage and consequent resurgence of disease in many countries with pertussis in the 1980’s and more recently with measles containing vaccines. Polio eradication efforts experienced a major setback as a result of refusal to be vaccination. Health care providers are considered the most credible source for vaccine information for most parents, however these diseases are a distant memory or a textbook chapter for many health care providers in the developed world. This special issue will focus on understanding, improving and sustaining confidence in vaccines. Articles will include original research and review articles on knowledge, attitudes and practices of parents, the public, and health care providers as well as editorials on what can and should be done to improve and sustain public confidence in vaccines.
Dr. Daniel A. Salmon
Dr. Heidi J. Larson
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Vaccines is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- vaccine acceptance
- vaccine refusal
- vaccine knowledge
- vaccine attitudes,
- vaccine beliefs