Sub-national variation in measles vaccine coverage and outbreak risk: a case study from a 2010 outbreak in Malawi
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JournalBMC Public Health
AbstractDespite progress towards increasing global vaccination coverage, measles continues to be one of the leading, preventable causes of death among children worldwide. Whether and how to target sub-national areas for vaccination campaigns continues to remain a question. We analyzed three metrics for prioritizing target areas: vaccination coverage, susceptible birth cohort, and the effective reproductive ratio (RE) in the context of the 2010 measles epidemic in Malawi.