Optimal vaccination strategies for a community of households.

  title={Optimal vaccination strategies for a community of households.},
  author={Niels G. Becker and D N Starczak},
  journal={Mathematical biosciences},
  volume={139 2},
The effectiveness of a vaccination program depends on how the vaccinations are spread over the households of the community. Here we formulate the optimal allocation of vaccinations as a linear programming problem, when the objective is to prevent epidemics with the minimum vaccination coverage. A vaccine efficacy of less than 100%, as is usual in practice, is allowed for. Optimal vaccine allocations attempt to leave the same number of susceptibles in every household if the disease has a very… CONTINUE READING

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