Controlling measles using supplemental immunization activities

Controlling measles using supplemental immunization activities: A mathematical model to inform optimal policy

A new CGHR publication in the journal Vaccine discusses measles transmission and prevention strategies.

A single SIA will not control measles transmission in any of the countries with high measles burden. However, regular SIAs at high coverage levels are a viable strategy to prevent measles outbreaks.

“The Measles & Rubella Initiative, a broad consortium of global health agencies, has provided support to measles-burdened countries, focusing on sustaining high coverage of routine immunization of children and supplementing it with a second dose opportunity for measles vaccine through supplemental immunization activities (SIAs). We estimate optimal scheduling of SIAs in countries with the highest measles burden.”

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