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Estimation of effective vaccination rate for pertussis in New Zealand as a case study

By A. Korobeinikov, P. K. Maini and M. J. Walker


In some cases vaccination is unreliable. For example vaccination against pertussis has comparatively high level of primary and secondary failures. To evaluate efficiency of vaccination we introduce the idea of effective vaccination rate and suggest an approach to estimate it. We consider pertussis in New Zealand as a case study. The results indicate that the level of immunity failure for pertussis is considerably higher than was anticipated

Topics: Biology and other natural sciences
Year: 2003
DOI identifier: 10.1016/S0022-5193(03)00163-2
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