The unexpected Australian group that could get the coronavirus vaccine first

Our just published PLOS ONE paper is in the news! The paper analyses vaccination strategies for influenza-like diseases, and proposes a new strategy that prioritises vaccine recipients based on the types of places people have visited, rather than a detailed account of all their contacts. The strategy is significantly easier and cheaper to implement than detailed contact-based approaches, yet still achieves comparably high efficiency to the hypothetical optimal strategy.

This work was covered by The Australian, The New Daily, Xinhua, and Cosmos Magazine.

Shahzamal M, Mans B, Hoog Fd, Paini D, Jurdak R (2020) Vaccination strategies on dynamic networks with indirect transmission links and limited contact information. PLOS ONE 15(11): e0241612.

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