Journal article

How will mass-vaccination change COVID-19 lockdown requirements in Australia?

Cameron Zachreson, Sheryl L Chang, Oliver M Cliff, Mikhail Prokopenko

Lancet Reg Health West Pac | Published : 2021

Abstract

Background To prevent future outbreaks of COVID-19, Australia is pursuing a mass-vaccination approach in which a targeted group of the population comprising healthcare workers, aged-care residents and other individuals at increased risk of exposure will receive a highly effective priority vaccine. The rest of the population will instead have access to a less effective vaccine. Methods We apply a large-scale agent-based model of COVID-19 in Australia to investigate the possible implications of this hybrid approach to mass-vaccination. The model is calibrated to recent epidemiological and demographic data available in Australia, and accounts for several components of vaccine efficacy. Findings..

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