Projects per year
notified cases in the Netherlands. We collected and digitised previously unavailable monthly case notifications of diphtheria, poliomyelitis, mumps and rubella in the Netherlands over the period 1919–2015. Poisson regression models accounting for seasonality, multi-year cycles, secular trends and auto-correlation were fit to pre-vaccination periods. Cases averted were calculated as the difference between observed and expected cases based on model projections. In the first 13 years of mass vaccinations, case notifications declined rapidly with 82.4% (95% credible interval (CI): 74.9–87.6) of notified cases of diphtheria averted, 92.9% (95% CI 85.0–97.2) cases of poliomyelitis, and 79.1% (95% CI 67.1–87.4) cases of mumps. Vaccination of 11-year-old girls against rubella averted 49.9% (95% CI 9.3–73.5) of cases, while universal vaccination averted 68.1% (95% CI 19.4–87.3) of cases. These findings show that vaccination
programmes have contributed substantially to the reduction of infectious diseases in the Netherlands.
Bibliographical noteThis article has been found as a ’Free Version’ from the Publisher on January 7th 2019. When access to the article closes, please notify email@example.com
The public health impact of vaccination programmes in the Netherlands. A historical analysis of mortality, morbidity, and costs
Wijhe, M. V., Wallinga, J. & Postma, M.
13/06/2013 → 14/09/2018
Looking back - the effects of more than half a century of vaccination programmes [Een blik terug – De effecten van meer dan een halve eeuw vaccineren]
Maarten van Wijhe (Speaker)16 Dec 2020
Activity: Talk or presentation › Lecture and oral contributionFile