Prime First Vaccine campaign proves effective in stopping the spread of COVID-19
The results of new studies show that single-dose vaccination can benefit populations with limited stocks.
The ‘prime first’ vaccination campaign is proving to be the most effective technique to stop the spread of COVID-19, according to the results of a new study by AIP Publishing.
“We have this giant degree of uncertainty on the parameters of COVID-19,” said Jan Nagler, PhD, associate professor of computer science at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, in a statement.
“We recognize that we don’t know these precise values, so we sample over the entire parameter space,” he said. “We give a good idea of when the first primary campaigns are better at saving lives than the prime boost vaccination.”
Campaigning is a technique that gives a first dose of a vaccine to as many individuals in a population as possible and then, when the majority are vaccinated, returns to administer the second dose of the vaccine.
Investigators from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and the University of California at Los Angeles point to conditions that would make the “first-first” campaign most effective in stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
“Our results suggest that better estimates of rates of decline in immunity are important in deciding whether early protocols are more effective than primary booster vaccination,” Lucas Böttcher. PhD, assistant professor of computational social sciences at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, said in the statement.
When a country is under supply constraints, the benefits of vaccinating twice as many people may outweigh the benefits of the prime boost vaccination campaign, which allows fewer people to be fully immunized. people.
Investigators found that the rate of decline of the vaccine is the most important factor in the decision. They hope that with this model there would be more vaccination protocols that could help slow the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccination strategies: when is one dose better than two? EurekAlert. Press release. October 19, 2021. Accessed October 19, 2021. https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/931762