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1.2 COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, Infectious diseases, Epidemiology
Vaccination rates are often presented at the level of a country or region. However, within those areas there might be geographic or demographic pockets that have higher or lower vaccination rates. We use an agent-based model designed to simulate the spread of measles in Irish towns to examine if the effectiveness of vaccination rates to reduce disease at a population level is sensitive to the uniformity of vaccinations across socioeconomic groups. We find that when vaccinations are not applied evenly across socioeconomic groups we see more outbreaks and outbreaks with larger magnitudes.
Hunter, E. & Kelleher, J.D. (2021)The Effects of Differences in Vaccination Rates Across Socioeconomic Groups on the Size of Measles Outbreaks, MIDAS NETWORK ANNUAL MEETING: MIDAS 2021
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