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A model-based design of a vaccination strategy against rubella in a non-immunized community of São Paulo State, Brazil

  • E. Massad (a1), M. Nascimento Burattini (a1) (a2), R. S. De Azevedo Neto (a1), Hyun Mo Yang (a1), F. A. B. Coutinho (a3) and D. M. T. Zanetta (a1)...

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A mixed vaccination strategy against rubella is proposed. We describe how the vaccination strategy was designed with the help of mathematical techniques. The strategy was designed for application in a non-immunized community of the State of São Paulo, Brazil, and was implemented by local health authorities in 1992. This strategy comprises a pulse vaccination campaign, covering the age interval between 1 and 10 years, followed by the introduction of the vaccine in the immunization calendar at 15 months of age. The expected impact of the proposed strategy is discussed.

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A model-based design of a vaccination strategy against rubella in a non-immunized community of São Paulo State, Brazil

  • E. Massad (a1), M. Nascimento Burattini (a1) (a2), R. S. De Azevedo Neto (a1), Hyun Mo Yang (a1), F. A. B. Coutinho (a3) and D. M. T. Zanetta (a1)...

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