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The Effects of Influenza Vaccination of Health Care Workers in Nursing Homes: Insights from a Mathematical Model

  • Carline van den Dool mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: c.vandendool@umcutrecht.nl

    Affiliation: Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Marc J. M Bonten,

    Affiliations: Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Eelko Hak,

    Affiliation: Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Janneke C. M Heijne,

    Affiliation: Center for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

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  • Jacco Wallinga

    Affiliations: Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Center for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

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  • Published: October 28, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050200

About the Authors

Carline van den Dool, Marc J. M Bonten, Eelko Hak, Jacco Wallinga
Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Marc J. M Bonten
Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Janneke C. M Heijne, Jacco Wallinga
Center for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: c.vandendool@umcutrecht.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

CvdD, MJMB, EH, and JW designed the study. CvdD, JCMH, and JW collected and analyzed the data. CvdD, MJMB, EH, JCMH, and JW contributed to writing the paper.