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Evaluation of vaccination strategies for seasonal influenza: how important is strain mutation

Grant number: 18/24390-6
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: February 02, 2019 - February 16, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Mathematics - Applied Mathematics
Principal researcher:Cláudia Pio Ferreira
Grantee:Cláudia Pio Ferreira
Visiting researcher: Seyed Moghadas
Visiting researcher institution: York University, Canada
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IBB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil


Vaccination against seasonal influenza remains a primary public health measure to prevent infection and its outcomes such as hospitalization and death. Low vaccine-effectiveness is a factor undermining efforts to improve strategies and uptake of influenza vaccination. In this context, an important question arises: could vaccine effectiveness determine target groups for vaccination in the population? Since vaccine effectiveness at the individual level depends on anumber of factors, understanding the effect of changes in the vaccine coverage and age groups for vaccination will inform policy makers to improve immunization strategies and achieve best outcomes. (AU)

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VILCHES, THOMAS N.; SHOUKAT, AFFAN; FERREIRA, CLAUDIA PIO; MOGHADAS, SEYED M. Projecting influenza vaccine effectiveness: A simulation study. PLoS One, v. 15, n. 11 NOV 3 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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