Special Issue "Population Immunity and Persistence to SARS-CoV-2 Induced by Infection and Vaccination, Protection against New Infections and Implication for Further Vaccination"

A special issue of Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X). This special issue belongs to the section "COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccination".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 125

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Juan Yang
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Guest Editor
School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Interests: infectious diseases; vaccine; disease burden; vaccine efficacy/effectiveness/impact; health economic evaluation; vaccination policy; seroepidemiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Although the World Health Organization declared the end to COVID-19’s emergency phase, SARS-CoV-2 will be around for a long time and the risk of new variants remains. Having a good knowledge of the population immunity landscape and dynamics and understanding its protection against infections of variants and the severity after infections are critical for policymaking on actions that countries should take in the new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, global, regional, and national population immunity and their dynamic changes remain unknown since it is complex and varied due to disparity of infection history and vaccination coverage across the world. The Special Issue aims to collect the latest research results on the sero-epidemiological characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 infections and vaccination. With this in mind, we are pleased to invite the submission of original research articles and reviews investigating the infection incidence and its severity, population immunity landscape, the kinetics of antibodies following prior infections (with any variant), vaccination (particularly post-licensure), or both (hybrid immunity), protection (and cross-protection) against new variants infections, and providing new ideas for the COVID-19 vaccination strategy in the future.

Looking forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Juan Yang
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • SARS-CoV-2
  • COVID-19
  • serology
  • population immunity
  • hybrid immunity
  • vaccination
  • antibody kinetics
  • cross-protection

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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