Role of herd immunity in determining the effect of vaccines against sexually transmitted disease.

@article{Garnett2005RoleOH,
  title={Role of herd immunity in determining the effect of vaccines against sexually transmitted disease.},
  author={Geoffrey P. Garnett},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={191 Suppl 1},
  pages={S97-106}
}
BACKGROUND Vaccination programs provide both direct protection to those immunized and herd immunity, which is indirect protection of those who remain susceptible, owing to a reduced prevalence of infections. METHODS The well-understood impact of vaccination against ubiquitous childhood infections is compared with that of vaccination against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and theoretical insights are derived from a review of mathematical modeling studies. RESULTS Typically, a large… CONTINUE READING
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