Theoretical epidemiologic and morbidity effects of routine varicella immunization of preschool children in the United States.

@article{Halloran1994TheoreticalEA,
  title={Theoretical epidemiologic and morbidity effects of routine varicella immunization of preschool children in the United States.},
  author={M. Elizabeth Halloran and Stephen L. Cochi and Tracy A. Lieu and Melinda Wharton and Laura J. Fehrs},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={140 2},
  pages={
          81-104
        }
}
The authors studied the effects of routine varicella immunization of US preschool children and of implementation of a catch-up program in older children on the age distribution of cases and on overall morbidity, with emphasis on the sensitivity of the results to level of vaccine coverage, duration of protection, responsiveness to boosting, relative residual susceptibility and infectiousness, and degree of morbidity among vaccine breakthrough cases. An age-structured theoretical transmission… CONTINUE READING
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