Theory and Modeling for Time Required to Vaccinate a Population in an Epidemic

Taejin Lee, Kurien Thomas, Arni S R Rao

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Abstract

We theoretically understand time required to vaccinate against viruses in the total population as well as subpopulations in a country. We have proved novel theorems for the time functions defined in the chapter. Such results are useful in managing vaccine programs at the time of severe epidemic in a country with sizable population. As a demonstration, a model-based estimate for time required to vaccinate H1N1 in India, given its administrative setup is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Statistics
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Pages185-205
Number of pages21
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Publication series

NameHandbook of Statistics
Volume37
ISSN (Print)0169-7161

Keywords

  • Geometry of functions
  • H1N1
  • Immunization
  • Inequality theorems
  • Population vaccination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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    Lee, T., Thomas, K., & Rao, A. S. R. (2017). Theory and Modeling for Time Required to Vaccinate a Population in an Epidemic. In Handbook of Statistics (pp. 185-205). (Handbook of Statistics; Vol. 37). Elsevier B.V.. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.host.2017.07.005