"Wait and see" vaccinating behaviour during a pandemic: a game theoretic analysis.

@article{Bhattacharyya2011WaitAS,
  title={"Wait and see" vaccinating behaviour during a pandemic: a game theoretic analysis.},
  author={Samit Bhattacharyya and Chris T. Bauch},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 33},
  pages={5519-25}
}
During the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, many individuals did not seek vaccination immediately but rather decided to "wait and see" until further information was available on vaccination costs. This behaviour implies two sources of strategic interaction: as more individuals become vaccinated, both the perceived vaccination cost and the probability that susceptible individuals become infected decline. Here we analyze the outcome of these two strategic interactions by combining game theory with a disease… CONTINUE READING

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