A range of vaccination policy options for improving the control of measles in Canada is investigated using a mathematical model to simulate transmission of the disease.
Results suggest that a catch up campaign giving a second dose of vaccine to children aged up to 18 years would have an immediate impact on transmission, which could be maintained by the introduction of a routine second dose at either 18 months or 5 years of age.
Introducing a routine second dose of vaccine without a catch up campaign would allow continued endemic transmission of measles among older children for at least 10-15 years.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Rougeole, Virose, Infection, Vaccination, Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Incidence, Modèle mathématique, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Measles, Viral disease, Infection, Vaccination, Sanitary program, Prevention, Incidence, Mathematical model, Canada, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0343325
Code Inist : 002B05A02. Création : 27/11/1998.