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Mathematical Models of Vaccination

Immunology

Vaccines

  1. Graham F. Medley BSc PhD Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology1,
  2. D. James Nokes BSc PhD Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Officer2,3

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0127

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Medley, G. F. and Nokes, D. J. 2010. Mathematical Models of Vaccination. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Warwick, Department of Biological Sciences, Coventry, UK

  2. 2

    University of Warwick, Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Biological Sciences, Coventry, UK

  3. 3

    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research (Coast), Kilifi, Kenya

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Basic Concepts
  • 3
    Processes of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • 4
    Basic Principles of Vaccination
  • 5
    Model Application
  • 6
    Conclusions

Keywords:

  • mathematical models of vaccination;
  • mathematical models in vaccination program design;
  • models (mathematical or otherwise)-conceptual simplifications of complex biological problems;
  • transmission dynamics and susceptibility;
  • quantification of transmission probability;
  • host population effects;
  • herd immunity and reproduction numbers;
  • design of vaccination programmes-hepatitis B virus