Vaccination has been one of the most successful public health measures since the introduction of basic sanitation. Substantial mortality and morbidity reductions have been achieved via vaccination against many infections, and the list of diseases that are potentially controllable by vaccines is growing steadily. We introduce key challenges for modeling in shaping our understanding and guiding policy decisions related to vaccine preventable diseases.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.epidem.2014.08.004

Type

Journal article

Journal

Epidemics

Publication Date

03/2015

Volume

10

Pages

11 - 15

Addresses

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA. Electronic address: cmetcalf@princeton.edu.

Keywords

Humans, Communicable Diseases, Vaccines, Models, Statistical, Communicable Disease Control, Health Policy, Immunity, Innate