Group interest versus self-interest in smallpox vaccination policy.

Abstract

The recent threat of bioterrorism has fueled debate on smallpox vaccination policy for the United States. Certain policy proposals call for voluntary mass vaccination; however, if individuals decide whether to vaccinate according to self-interest, the level of herd immunity achieved may differ from what is best for the population as a whole. We present a… (More)

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@article{Bauch2003GroupIV, title={Group interest versus self-interest in smallpox vaccination policy.}, author={Chris T. Bauch and Alison P. Galvani and David J. D. Earn}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2003}, volume={100 18}, pages={10564-7} }