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Title: The Vaccination Model in Psychoneuroimmunology Research: A Review
Author(s): Whittaker, Anna C
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Editor(s): Yan, Qing
Sponsor: University of Birmingham
Citation: Whittaker AC (2018) The Vaccination Model in Psychoneuroimmunology Research: A Review. In: Yan Q (ed.) Psychoneuroimmunology: Methods and Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology, 1781. New York: Springer, pp. 309-326.
Keywords: Caregiving
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Issue Date: 2018
Date Deposited: 18-Mar-2021
Series/Report no.: Methods in Molecular Biology, 1781
Abstract: This chapter explores the reasoning behind using the vaccination model to examine the influence of psychosocial factors on immunity. It then briefly discusses the mechanics of the vaccination response and the protocols used in psychoneuroimmunology vaccine research, before giving examples from the research literature of the studies examining relationships such as the association between stress and vaccination response. It also explores the ways the vaccination model can be used to answer key questions in psychoneuroimmunology, such as the following: “Does it matter when stressful life events occur relative to when the vaccine is received?” “What are the effects of prior exposure to the antigen?” “Do other psychosocial factors influence vaccine response besides stress?” Finally, it briefly considers the mechanisms underlying psychosocial factors and vaccination response associations and the future research needed to understand these better, and indeed to use current and future knowledge to improve and enhance vaccine responses in key at-risk populations.
Rights: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of a chapter published in Yan Q. (eds) Psychoneuroimmunology. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1781. Humana Press, New York, NY. The final authenticated version is available online at:
DOI Link: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7828-1_16
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