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Volume 17 Supplement 7

VARN2022: Shaping Global Vaccine Acceptance with Localized Knowledge


This supplement was funded by the Sabin Vaccine Institute. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

Virtual01-03 March 2022

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  1. Although immunization is one of the most successful public health interventions, vaccine hesitancy and the COVID-19 pandemic have strained health systems, contributing to global reductions in immunization cove...

    Authors: Baldeep K. Dhaliwal, Rajeev Seth, Betty Thankachen, Yawar Qaiyum, Svea Closser, Tyler Best and Anita Shet
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2023 17(Suppl 7):5
  2. India has reported more than 35 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and nearly half a million cumulative deaths. Although vaccination rates for the first vaccine dose are quite high, one-third of the populatio...

    Authors: Neil Alperstein, Paola Pascual-Ferrá, Rohini Ganjoo, Ananya Bhaktaram, Julia Burleson, Daniel J. Barnett, Amelia M. Jamison, Eleanor Kluegel, Satyanarayan Mohanty, Peter Z. Orton, Manoj Parida, Sidharth Rath and Rajiv Rimal
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2023 17(Suppl 7):9

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Proceedings 2023 17:16

  3. During the COVID-19 pandemic, social listening programs across digital channels have become an integral part of health preparedness and response planning, allowing to capture and address questions, information...

    Authors: Silvia Sommariva, Helena Ballester Bon, Sofia De Almeida, Jenna Mote, Sijmen Brouwers, Massimiliano Sani and Natalie Fol
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2023 17(Suppl 7):7
  4. In 2021, twenty out of twenty-one countries in the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) region introduced COVID-19 vaccines. With variable willingness to uptake vaccines across countries, the aim of the present s...

    Authors: Helena Ballester Bon, Symen A. Brouwers, Jenna Mote, Sofia de Almeida, Laurie Markle, Silvia Sommariva and Natalie Fol
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2023 17(Suppl 7):14
  5. Despite abundant evidence showing immunization as a lifesaving public health measure, a large proportion of Nigerian children are still not or fully vaccinated. Lack of awareness and distrust of the immunizati...

    Authors: Chijioke Chikere Kaduru, Geraldine Chinonso Mbagwu, Dumale Koko Aadum, Ganiyat Eshikhena, Godwin Anusa Idim, Uche Francis Ibe, Timiebiere Sabenus, Fofah Gawain Jenson, Edmund Egbe, Neni Aworabhi-Oki, Happiness Masa, Martins Bekesu and Abisoye Sunday Oyeyemi
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2023 17(Suppl 7):6
  6. Misinformation regarding COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination is damaging COVID-19 vaccine trust and acceptance in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC). Identification of misinformation and designing locally a...

    Authors: Rubina Qasim, Waqas Ahmed Farooqui, Atiya Rahman, Rukhsana Haroon, Madiha Saleem, Muhammad Rafique, Fiza Noor, Afifa Ghani, Muhammad Yaqoob, Uday Narayan Yadav and Mohammad T. Yousafzai
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2023 17(Suppl 7):15
  7. COVID-19 vaccination efforts are lagging in Sub-Saharan Africa, as just over 20 percent of the population has been fully vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy is considered important as a prerequisite for wid...

    Authors: Philip Wollburg, Yannick Markhof, Shelton Kanyanda and Alberto Zezza
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2023 17(Suppl 7):8
  8. The first conference of the Vaccination Acceptance Research Network, VARN2022: Shaping Global Vaccine Acceptance with Localized Knowledge, was held virtually, from March 1st to 3rd 2022. This inaugural event brou...

    Authors: Talya Underwood, Kathryn L. Hopkins, Theresa Sommers, Cassidy Howell, Nicholas Boehman, Meredith Dockery, Ève Dubé, Baldeep K. Dhaliwal, Abdul M. Kazi, Rupali Limaye, Rubina Qasim, Holly Seale, Freddy Eric Kitutu, Robert Kanwagi and Stacey Knobler
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2023 17(Suppl 7):26
  9. While the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of immunization delivery systems globally, the devastating impact of the pandemic on immunization delivery is most pronounced in low and middle-incom...

    Authors: Fauzia Aman Malik, Nazia Ahsan, Rawshan Jabeen, Osama Afzal, Alysha Siddiqi, Ayub Khan, Kathryn L. Hopkins and Abdul Momin Kazi
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2023 17(Suppl 7):31

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