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dc.contributor.authorNUNNER, Hendrik
dc.contributor.authorVAN DE RIJT, Arnout
dc.contributor.authorBUSKENS, Vincent
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-04T14:55:54Z
dc.date.available2022-02-04T14:55:54Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationScientific reports, 2022, Vol. 12, (Art. 737), OnlineFirsten
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1814/73955
dc.descriptionPublished: 14 January 2022en
dc.description.abstractA twenty-year-old idea from network science is that vaccination campaigns would be more effective if high-contact individuals were preferentially targeted. Implementation is impeded by the ethical and practical problem of differentiating vaccine access based on a personal characteristic that is hard-to-measure and private. Here, we propose the use of occupational category as a proxy for connectedness in a contact network. Using survey data on occupation-specific contact frequencies, we calibrate a model of disease propagation in populations undergoing varying vaccination campaigns. We find that vaccination campaigns that prioritize high-contact occupational groups achieve similar infection levels with half the number of vaccines, while also reducing and delaying peaks. The paper thus identifies a concrete, operational strategy for dramatically improving vaccination efficiency in ongoing pandemics.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNature Researchen
dc.relation.ispartofScientific reportsen
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectCOVID-19
dc.subjectVaccine effectiveness
dc.subjectVaccination
dc.subjectEthical problems
dc.subjectPandemics
dc.titlePrioritizing high-contact occupations raises effectiveness of vaccination campaignsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s41598-021-04428-9
dc.identifier.volume12en
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