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Routinely vaccinating adolescents against meningococcus: targeting transmission & disease.
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2016 (English)In: Expert Review of Vaccines, ISSN 1476-0584, E-ISSN 1744-8395, Vol. 15, no 5, 641-658 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Adolescents have the highest rates of meningococcal carriage and transmission. Interrupting the adolescent habitat in order to reduce carriage and transmission within adolescents and to other age groups could help to control meningococcal disease at a population level. Compared to immunization strategies restricted to young children, a strategy focused on adolescents may have more profound and long-lasting indirect impacts, and may be more cost effective. Despite challenges in reaching this age-group, experience with other vaccines show that high vaccine coverage of adolescents is attainable.

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2016. Vol. 15, no 5, 641-658 p.
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Neisseria meningitidis, vaccine, adolescent, carriage, transmission, epidemiology, herd protection, cost-effectiveness
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-118622DOI: 10.1586/14760584.2016.1130628ISI: 000373843200002PubMedID: 26651380OAI: diva2:914608
Available from: 2016-03-24 Created: 2016-03-24 Last updated: 2016-06-13Bibliographically approved

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