Korobeinikov, A. and Maini, P. K. and Walker, M. J. (2003) Estimation of effective vaccination rate for pertussis in New Zealand as a case study. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 224 (2). pp. 269-275.
In some cases vaccination is unreliable. For example vaccination against pertussis has comparatively high level of primary and secondary failures. To evaluate efficiency of vaccination we introduce the idea of effective vaccination rate and suggest an approach to estimate it. We consider pertussis in New Zealand as a case study. The results indicate that the level of immunity failure for pertussis is considerably higher than was anticipated.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Mathematical modelling; Endemicity; Childhood infectious diseases; Immunity|
|Subjects:||A - C > Biology and other natural sciences|
|Research Groups:||Centre for Mathematical Biology|
|Deposited By:||Philip Maini|
|Deposited On:||17 Nov 2006|
|Last Modified:||20 Jul 2009 14:20|
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