Improving the Effectiveness of the Annual Flu Vaccine
Deem, Michael W.
Bonomo, Melia E.
Matthews, Kirstin R.W.
Due to the rapidly mutating influenza virus, a new vaccine is usually developed for each flu season. In this policy brief, the authors discuss the current method used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop the flu vaccine and propose the use of mathematical modeling to improve the vaccine's effectiveness.