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The Sociology of Vaccines

Calnan, Michael W., Zinn, Jens O., Douglass, Tom (2022) The Sociology of Vaccines. F1000Research, 11 . Article Number 891. ISSN 2046-1402. (doi:10.12688/f1000research.124587.1) (KAR id:96047)


In this editorial, we identify the key questions requiring further exploration in the sociology of vaccines. In doing so, we discuss the socio-structural forces shaping views towards knowledge about and access to vaccination, trust in vaccines and regulators/decision makers, the associated problem of financial interests in vaccine development and regulation, and global vaccine inequalities. Across the breadth of these issues, we additionally identify a range of theoretical perspectives and conceptual directions that sociologists might utilise when producing innovative empirical, methodological and theoretical research on vaccination relating to risk and uncertainty, conflicts of interest, power and inequality.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.12688/f1000research.124587.1
Uncontrolled keywords: Vaccines, Sociology, Risk, Uncertainty, Pharmaceutical Industry, Vaccine Development
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Michael Calnan
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2022 12:40 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2022 12:27 UTC
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