Special Issue "SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Women and Children"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 113

Special Issue Editor

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
Interests: microbiology; molecular biology; virology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is stepping up efforts to develop vaccines that can help boost herd immunity. Currently approved vaccines require extensive testing to confirm their safety for large-scale use in the general population. However, clinical trials have failed to test the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in people with weakened immune systems, especially in pregnant women.

The SARS-CoV-2 vaccine has been recommended for pregnant women, but survey studies show wildly different results around the world in terms of the willingness to be vaccinated during pregnancy. The cumulative uptake of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine among pregnant women appears to remain low. A lack of information on the impact of vaccination during pregnancy on fetal safety is one of the most important factors preventing pregnant women from being immunized, thereby preventing herd immunity from being achieved.

Vaccinating as many people as possible is crucial if we are to rebuild a normal way of life. Vaccination campaigns are urgently needed to increase confidence in vaccines to help reduce the spread of infection and possible consequences during pregnancy.

This Special Issue focuses on the immune response of vaccinated pregnant women, the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy, and the vaccine’s impact on maternal and fetal immune responses. We welcome all types of submissions, including original research, reviews, case reports, etc., for this Special Issue. We look forward to receiving your contributions!

Dr. Narayanaiah Cheedarla
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • vaccines
  • COVID-19
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • vaccination
  • pregnant women
  • children
  • infants
  • risk groups
  • immune response
  • antibodies

Published Papers

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