MeNZB vaccine and epidemic control: when do you stop vaccinating?

Show simple item record Loring, Belinda en Turner, Nicola en Petousis-Harris, Helen en 2015-03-02T23:07:36Z en 2008 en
dc.identifier.citation Vaccine, 2008, 26 (47), pp. 5899 - 5904 en
dc.identifier.issn 0264-410X en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract New Zealand developed a strain-specific group B meningococcal vaccine to control an epidemic. Following a mass vaccination campaign of three doses to the population under 20 years of age, commencing in July 2004, the vaccine continued to be offered routinely as a four-dose schedule from 6 weeks of age. There is little international data on when to cease epidemic vaccination campaigns. The decision to stop using this vaccine needed to take into account a range of factors. These included epidemiology, vaccine effectiveness and duration of immunity, vaccine coverage, concomitant use with other vaccinations being added to the infant schedule, vaccine supply and cost–benefit criteria. This paper discusses these issues, along with the potential challenges for communication to both health professionals and the public. en
dc.publisher Elsevier B.V. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Vaccine en
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dc.title MeNZB vaccine and epidemic control: when do you stop vaccinating? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.vaccine.2008.08.062 en
pubs.issue 47 en
pubs.begin-page 5899 en
pubs.volume 26 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Elsevier B.V. en
dc.identifier.pmid 18804134 en
pubs.end-page 5904 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 250543 en Medical and Health Sciences en Population Health en Gen.Practice& Primary Hlthcare en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-12-02 en
pubs.dimensions-id 18804134 en

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