Optimal immunization strategies for groups at risk in vaccine supply chain management

C. T.Daniel Ng, T. C.Edwin Cheng, Dmitry Tsadikovich, Eugene Levner, Amir Elalouf, Sharon Hovav

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Abstract

Annual influenza epidemics cause great losses in human and financial terms. Vaccination is the most effective way of protecting people from being infected. However, the impact of vaccination on the disease spread is dependent on the chosen immunization strategy and on functional, end-to-end vaccine supply chains and logistics systems. This paper aims to determine the optimal combination of the various immunization strategies that lead to decrease of the disease burden. A supply-chain based model is proposed to address this problem. Computational results show that targeted vaccination significantly outperforms other strategies and prevails over them in terms of cost and efficacy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International Conference on Industrial Logistics, ICIL 2018 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsYuval Cohen, Zilla Sinuany-Stern
PublisherBen-Gurion University
Pages151-157
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789655725735
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event14th International Conference on Industrial Logistics, ICIL 2018 - Beer-Sheva, Israel
Duration: 15 May 201817 May 2018

Publication series

Name14th International Conference on Industrial Logistics, ICIL 2018 - Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Industrial Logistics, ICIL 2018
Country/TerritoryIsrael
CityBeer-Sheva
Period15/05/1817/05/18

Keywords

  • Disaster logistics
  • Operations management
  • Scheduling
  • Supply chain risk management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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