Strategy for distribution of influenza vaccine to high-risk groups and children.

  title={Strategy for distribution of influenza vaccine to high-risk groups and children.},
  author={Ira M. Longini and M. Elizabeth Halloran},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={161 4},
Despite evidence that vaccinating schoolchildren against influenza is effective in limiting community-level transmission, the United States has had a long-standing government strategy of recommending that vaccine be concentrated primarily in high-risk groups and distributed to those people who keep the health system and social infrastructure operating. Because of this year's influenza vaccine shortage, a plan was enacted to distribute the limited vaccine stock to these groups first. This… CONTINUE READING
Related Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 2 times. VIEW TWEETS

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 99 extracted citations

Optimizing Vaccine Distribution for Different Age Groups of Population Using DE Algorithm

2013 Ninth International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security • 2013
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Modelling the impact of vaccination on infectious diseases dynamics.

Journal of biological dynamics • 2015
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Preparing for the next influenza pandemic: lessons from multinational data.

The Pediatric infectious disease journal • 2005
View 3 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Mathematical epidemiology: Past, present, and future

Infectious Disease Modelling • 2017
View 1 Excerpt


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 18 references

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…