Special Issue "Timely Administration of the Hepatitis B Birth Dose Vaccine"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: Viral hepatitis; Epidemiology; Prevention; Africa
To achieve the WHO’s objective to globally eliminate hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection by 2030, it is essential to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HBV. Administration of the hepatitis B vaccine to neonates, preferably within 24 hours after birth, is a key intervention recommended by the WHO to reach this goal. However, the timely administration of the hepatitis B birth dose vaccine (HepB-BD) has not been well implemented in low- and middle-income countries for multiple reasons, including a high rate of childbirth at home.
This Special Issue aims to uncover the current situation of the implementation of the HepB-BD, the challenges and facilitators for its timely administration, and potential innovations to overcome these problems. This Special Issue welcomes the submission of papers from a wide range of disciplines including basic science, clinical/epidemiological research, social/anthropological studies, and health economy.
Dr. Yusuke Shimakawa
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Coverage for the hepatitis B birth dose vaccine
- Cost-effectiveness of the hepatitis B birth dose vaccination
- Potential innovations to reach babies born at home
- Controlled temperature chain
- Microneedle patch
- Qualitative research
- Health economy Implementation science vaccine
- Birth dose
- Mother-to-child transmission