Seven challenges in modeling vaccine preventable diseases

C. J.E. Metcalf, V. Andreasen, O. N. Bjørnstad, K. Eames, W. J. Edmunds, S. Funk, T. D. Hollingsworth, J. Lessler, C. Viboud, B. T. Grenfell

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Vaccination has been one of the most successful public health measures since the introduction of basic sanitation. Substantial mortality and morbidity reductions have been achieved via vaccination against many infections, and the list of diseases that are potentially controllable by vaccines is growing steadily. We introduce key challenges for modeling in shaping our understanding and guiding policy decisions related to vaccine preventable diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-15
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Mar 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Virology
  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology


  • Coverage
  • Elimination
  • Immunity
  • Modeling
  • Vaccination


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