Submit a Manuscript to the Journal

Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics

For a Special Issue on

Vaccine Communication

Manuscript deadline
31 August 2024

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Ève Dubé, Laval University
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Dominique Gagnon, Quebec National Institute of Public Health
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Vaccine Communication

Ultimately, the success of vaccination programs relies on acceptance of recommended vaccines by communities and individuals. Effective communication plays an important role in fostering public understanding of vaccines, in building vaccine confidence, and in dispelling dis- and misinformation about vaccines. Vaccine communication faces many challenges, however. As highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, too many messages, even if evidence-based, can create confusion, public health messages about vaccines do not reach all communities or groups, and some actors purposively spread myths and rumors about vaccines.

This special issue will provide a platform to address a broad range of topics related to vaccine communication such as

  • vaccine disinformation on social media
  • effective strategies for one-on-one communication about vaccines by healthcare providers
  • promising communication approaches for public health authorities through use of games or narratives
  • communication initiatives to reach vulnerable communities
  • validated tools to assess key barriers to vaccination to tailor communication interventions

Submission Instructions

How to submit:

  • Select "Vaccine Communication" when submitting your paper to the Submission Portal
  • Research papers, Reviews and Commentaries will be considered for publication
  • Papers will be published online as they are accepted

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