Journal article

Pertussis models to inform vaccine policy

Patricia T Campbell, James M McCaw, Jodie McVernon

HUMAN VACCINES & IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

Pertussis remains a challenging public health problem with many aspects of infection, disease and immunity poorly understood. Initially controlled by mass vaccination, pertussis resurgence has occurred in some countries with well-established vaccination programs, particularly among adolescents and young adults. Several studies have used mathematical models to investigate drivers of pertussis epidemiology and predict the likely impact of different vaccination strategies. We reviewed a number of these models to evaluate their suitability to answer questions of public health importance regarding optimal vaccine scheduling. We critically discuss the approaches adopted and the impact of chosen mo..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

Patricia Campbell was the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award during this study. James McCaw is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT110100250). Jodie McVernon is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship.