Principles and Practice of Vaccinology

Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)


Historically, infectious diseases have been a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Improved sanitation and living conditions are thought to have been major factors of the reduction in incidence of infectious diseases in the nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries in most industrialised countries. But the other public health intervention that has had the biggest impact on a global scale has been vaccination.


Attack Rate Vaccination Status Vaccine Coverage Pertussis Vaccine Measle Vaccine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Health Protection AgencyCommunicable Disease Surveillance CentreLondonEngland
  2. 2.Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary CareUniversity Medical Centre UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Center for Infectious Disease ControlRIVMBilthovenThe Netherlands

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