Special Issue "COVID-19 Vaccination: Considerations for Public Health and Policy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2022) | Viewed by 42412
Interests: population health; epidemiology; health behaviours; vaccination; health technology assessment
Interests: behaviour change interventions; health behaviours; psychological factors; vaccination; motivational communication
2. Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre, Research Centre, Centre Intégré Universitaire de Santé et de Services Sociaux du Nord de l’Ile de Montréal (CIUSSS-NIM), Montréal, QC H4J 1C5, Canada
Interests: behavioural (e.g., physical activity, weight management, stress management) interventions for chronic diseases; the epidemiological impact of health behaviours on chronic diseases; the role of acute stress (psychophysiology) in the progression of chronic disease; the impact of sex and gender on chronic diseases; bariatric care and surgery; cardiovascular and respiratory diseases; patient-oriented, patient-participatory, and integrated knowledge translation; systematic reviews
Development and large-scale implementation of COVID-19 vaccination represent a promising tool for reaching herd immunity and ending this global crisis. Nevertheless, many questions ought to be answered regarding current approaches to vaccination in order to build an effective and equitable public health response to the current crisis as well as build preparedness for future pandemics.
This issue addresses all the pertinent public health aspects of COVID-19 vaccination, with an overarching goal to further advance the current evidence base, support decision-making and inform changes in policies at local, regional and global levels. We welcome multidisciplinary work, including submissions from behavioural scientists, psychologists, epidemiologist, data analytics experts, public health specialist etc.
In this Special Issue, original research articles and different types of evidence-summaries are welcome. Research areas may include (but not limited to) the following:
- COVID-19 vaccine acceptance, hesitancy, and refusal, including assessments of the evolving epidemiology and understating of individual, group –level and context-specific determinants of these phenomena.
- Monitoring and continued development of COVID-19 vaccines, including efficacy and effectiveness of vaccines in the context of emerging variants, safety, booster doses, mixing and matching vaccines.
- Public health and policy issues, including vaccine deployment, ensuring equitable access, communication strategies for encouraging vaccine uptake and introduction of vaccine passports.
We look forward to receiving your contributions. Drs. Stojanovic and Lavoie
Dr. Jovana Stojanovic
Prof. Dr. Kim L. Lavoie
Prof. Dr. Simon Bacon
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- vaccine hesitancy
- public health policy