Theory and Modeling for Time Required to Vaccinate a Population in an Epidemic

Kurien Thomas, Arni S R Rao

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We theoretically understand time required to vaccinate against viruses in the total population as well as subpopulations in a country. We have proved novel theorems for the time functions defined in the chapter. Such results are useful in managing vaccine programs at the time of severe epidemic in a country with sizable population. As a demonstration, a model-based estimate for time required to vaccinate H1N1 in India, given its administrative setup is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Statistics
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages21
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameHandbook of Statistics
ISSN (Print)0169-7161


  • Geometry of functions
  • H1N1
  • Immunization
  • Inequality theorems
  • Population vaccination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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