Special Issue "COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage, Behaviors, and Interaction with Chronic Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 3152
Interests: global health; public health; health disparities; global neurosurgery; global neurology; neuroscience
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Since 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused 400,000 deaths around the world. Despite the public health measures introduced in 2020, the pandemic continued. Immunizing the global population against SARS-CoV-2 is the most effective way to end the current pandemic. Several COVID-19 vaccines have been developed, evaluated, and approved for roll out in the population. Clinical trials and real-life data from these vaccines confirm their general safety and efficacy in the population. The vaccines are generally safe and effective to administer to the population except for very rare side effects such as vaccine-induced thrombocytopenia, which occurs in some high-risk individuals who take adenovirus-associated vaccines. Vaccine hesitancy and inadequate vaccine coverage are major problems in the global public health community. Without a sufficient percentage of fully immunized individuals to reach herd immunity, the pandemic will be prolonged and fatal for more people; in addition, the longer the virus continues, the more likely it is to mutate and develop more virulent or infectious strains. The assessment of vaccination status worldwide and population behaviors after vaccination is important to inform public health authorities and decision makers. This Special Issue will present articles discussing vaccine coverage, vaccine roll out, population behaviors and attitudes towards vaccines, and vaccine interaction with existing chronic diseases.
Dr. Ahmed Negida
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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.
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