Optimizing Vaccine Allocation at Different Points in Time during an Epidemic

@inproceedings{Matrajt2010OptimizingVA,
  title={Optimizing Vaccine Allocation at Different Points in Time during an Epidemic},
  author={Laura Matrajt and Ira M. Longini},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 began spreading around the globe in April of 2009 and vaccination started in October of 2009. In most countries, by the time vaccination started, the second wave of pandemic H1N1 2009 was already under way. With limited supplies of vaccine, we are left to question whether it may be a good strategy to vaccinate the high-transmission groups earlier in the epidemic, but it might be a better use of resources to protect instead the high-risk groups later in… CONTINUE READING

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