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Vaccination and Vaccine Effectiveness: A Commentary of Special Issue Editors

Department of Health Promotion, Maternal and Infant Care, Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties “G. D’Alessandro”, Section of Hygiene, University of Palermo, Via Del Vespro 133, 90127 Palermo, Italy
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Vaccines 2020, 8(3), 545; https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines8030545
Received: 15 September 2020 / Accepted: 16 September 2020 / Published: 18 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Vaccination and Vaccine Effectiveness)
The Special Issue “Vaccination and Vaccine Effectiveness”, published in the journal Vaccines, has the main aim to increase international literature data on vaccine effectiveness and safety and on vaccination strategies in order to reduce vaccine hesitancy and improve vaccination coverage rates. The main topics included in the call for papers were vaccines administered to infants, adolescents, adults, elderly people, at-risk populations (due to comorbidities and personal risk factors) and healthcare workers and strategies adopted to promote vaccination adherence among these categories. This Special Issue started from the assumption that, despite vaccination being universally recognized as one of the best strategies to increase duration and quality of life during the last centuries, vaccination coverage rates are often under the levels recommended to reduce circulation and to extinguish vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccine hesitancy involves at least 15% of the general population, and healthcare workers also sometimes demonstrate doubts on vaccination effectiveness and safety. At the end of the six-month submission period, 16 articles (15 research article and one review) were accepted after the peer-review processes and published online. View Full-Text
Keywords: vaccination; vaccine effectiveness; vaccine hesitancy; healthcare workers; influenza vaccination; hepatitis B vaccination; human papillomavirus vaccination; measles; mumps; rubella and varicella vaccination; herpes zoster vaccination; internationally adopted children vaccination; vaccine effectiveness; vaccine hesitancy; healthcare workers; influenza vaccination; hepatitis B vaccination; human papillomavirus vaccination; measles; mumps; rubella and varicella vaccination; herpes zoster vaccination; internationally adopted children
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Costantino, C.; Casuccio, A.; Restivo, V. Vaccination and Vaccine Effectiveness: A Commentary of Special Issue Editors. Vaccines 2020, 8, 545.

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