Special Issue "Influenza Prevention: Exploring the Progress and Persevering through Challenges"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 131
Interests: pneumococcal vaccines; Streptococcus pneumoniae; haemophilus influenzae glpq protein; Wart Virus Vaccine; papillomaviridae; vaccination; Influenza B Virus; human influenza; hemagglutinins
Interests: vaccines; epidemiological Modeling; epidemiology and public Health; public health; infectious diseases
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Influenza is a viral infection accountable for seasonal epidemics worldwide, leading to a considerable disease burden throughout the world. The infection can trigger mild symptoms, but also causes severe complications, resulting in hospitalization or even death.
It is well known that seasonal influenza vaccination is among the most effective public health means to prevent and reduce the epidemiological, clinical, socio-economic burden of disease.
As recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), it is important to expand immunization programs for seasonal influenza vaccination for the following target populations: healthcare workers, individuals with comorbidities and underlying medical conditions, older adults, pregnant women, children, and other groups at a high risk of severe influenza in congregate-living settings. Despite its proven effectiveness and policy recommendations, seasonal influenza vaccination coverage rates in most industrialized countries are still low. Increasing seasonal vaccination within priority groups is a key strategy to lessen the burden of influenza.
This Special Issue focuses on the importance of influenza prevention in human health, and the advances in research leading to the development of better preventive strategies, exploring the latest innovations and challenges in tackling this important health issue.
Dr. Filippo Ansaldi
Dr. Daniela Amicizia
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