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A computer simulation of vaccine prioritization, allocation, and rationing during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic

Lee, BY and Brown, ST and Korch, GW and Cooley, PC and Zimmerman, RK and Wheaton, WD and Zimmer, SM and Grefenstette, JJ and Bailey, RR and Assi, TM and Burke, DS (2010) A computer simulation of vaccine prioritization, allocation, and rationing during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. Vaccine, 28 (31). 4875 - 4879. ISSN 0264-410X

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In the fall 2009, the University of Pittsburgh Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) team employed an agent-based computer simulation model (ABM) of the greater Washington, DC, metropolitan region to assist the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Public Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services, to address several key questions regarding vaccine allocation during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, including comparing a vaccinating children (i.e., highest transmitters)-first policy versus the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)-recommended vaccinating at-risk individuals-first policy. Our study supported adherence to the ACIP (instead of a children-first policy) prioritization recommendations for the H1N1 influenza vaccine when vaccine is in limited supply and that within the ACIP groups, children should receive highest priority. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Lee, BYbyl1@pitt.eduBYL1
Brown, ST
Korch, GW
Cooley, PC
Zimmerman, RKzimmer@pitt.eduZIMMER
Wheaton, WD
Zimmer, SMzimmersm@pitt.eduZIMMERSM
Grefenstette, JJgref@pitt.eduGREF
Bailey, RR
Assi, TM
Burke, DSdonburke@pitt.eduDONBURKE
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Center for Vaccine Research
Date: 1 July 2010
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Vaccine
Volume: 28
Number: 31
Page Range: 4875 - 4879
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.05.002
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Epidemiology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0264-410X
Date Deposited: 07 May 2015 20:41
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 16:57


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