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  1. Preventing epidemics with age-specific vaccination schedules.

    Article - En anglais

    A method is proposed for computing the coverage required to prevent epidemics by age-specific vaccination schedules.

    The method applies in a very general setting and provides explicit expressions in many cases.

    It can accommodate vaccination doses administered at different ages, heterogeneity among individuals of different ages, a community structured into households, and waning of vaccine-induced immunity.

    A comparison of results for two specific community settings, with analogous parameter values, indicates that the immunity coverage required to prevent epidemics in a community of households is less than that required for a community of uniformly mixing individuals.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémie, Prévention, Calendrier vaccination, Age, Homme, Dosage, Etude comparative, Immunité, Traitement communautaire, Analyse mathématique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemic, Prevention, Vaccination schedule, Age, Human, Assay, Comparative study, Immunity, Community treatment, Mathematical analysis

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0330192

    Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 12/09/1997.