About this Research Topic
Engaging trusted leaders in non-healthcare settings may be the key to increasing confidence in mRNA technology and improving the low rate of COVID-19 vaccine uptake. These non-traditional settings may help improve communication and vaccine literacy surrounding COVID-19 mRNA vaccines and other innovative platforms, while also improving access to vaccines by meeting people where they are. It is clear that different communities face different rates of COVID-19 and hospitalization. Therefore, developing tailored approaches to engage these communities could aid in mitigating the impact of COVID-19.
The goal of this Research Topic is to publish a collection of data-driven research articles that focus on strategies to engage different populations in vaccine education to increase vaccine confidence and vaccine uptake. This Research Topic welcomes (but is not limited to) submissions of Original Research, Review/Mini-Review, Systematic Review, General Commentary and Brief Research Report articles, pertaining to the following subtopics:
• Approaches to engage non-traditional settings in vaccine education
• Implementation and evaluation of interventions to increase vaccine uptake outside of health care and public health settings
• Public health and economic consequences of public engagement with non-healthcare settings for vaccine education
• Developing a systematic diagnostic tool for COVID-19 risk in non-healthcare settings
• Empirical research on vaccine education among specific populations such as immunocompromised groups and across different employment sectors
• Approaches for supporting the public with COVID-19 risk assessments
• Strategies and initiatives aimed at combating vaccine hesitancy among employees and staff
Dr. Heidi Larson receives research grants from GSK, Moderna and Merck, related to the the topic. Jia Hu, at 19 to Zero, has received funding from Moderna, Pfizer, Sanofi, Merck, GSK, Medicago within the past year related to the topic. The other Topic Editors declare no other competing interests with relation to this topic theme.
Keywords: COVID-19 Vaccine, Public Health, Vaccine Uptake, Vaccination Education, Vaccine Literacy, COVID-19
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