Special Issue "Role of Vaccination on Epidemic Control of the Infectious Diseases and Impact on Public Health"

A special issue of Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 101

Special Issue Editors

CNR-IFC Italian National Research Council, Institute of Clinical Physiology, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: epidemiology; public health; vaccination; health promotion
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Prof. Dr. Marcello Guido
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Guest Editor
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: epidemiology; public health; vaccine-preventable diseases; surveillance

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Disease prevention and control are the foundations of public health. In this regard, vaccination serves as a proven, economic, and safe tool to fight against the spread of infectious diseases. 

Vaccine epidemiology makes it possible to determine the strength of infections, efficacy and effectiveness of vaccines, induced immunity, and epidemiological changes. Better knowledge and understanding of the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases, the effects of vaccines, as well as the factors influencing their diffusion and acceptance may help in maintaining public health with important implications for addressing vaccination programs, and designing disease-specific control, elimination and eradication strategies.

In this context, this Special Issue of the journal Vaccines, ‘Role of Vaccination in Controlling Epidemics Caused by Infectious Diseases and its Impact on Public Health’ aims to collate research on the following areas:

  • The spread of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases and the impact of vaccination in reducing infections and disease severity;
  • The effectiveness of prevention programs;
  • The issues of vaccine acceptability and hesitancy, and strategies to increase vaccination coverage rates.

We welcome submissions of original research articles as well as narrative and systematic reviews.

Dr. Antonella Zizza
Prof. Dr. Marcello Guido
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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 monthly 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 2700 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.


  • vaccine epidemiology
  • efficacy
  • effectiveness
  • acceptability
  • hesitancy
  • epidemic control
  • vaccination strategies

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