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BMC Infectious Diseases

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An approximation of herd effect due to vaccinating children against seasonal influenza – a potential solution to the incorporation of indirect effects into static models

  • Ilse Van Vlaenderen1Email author,
  • Laure-Anne Van Bellinghen1,
  • Genevieve Meier2 and
  • Barbara Poulsen Nautrup3
Contributed equally
BMC Infectious Diseases201313:25

Received: 17 May 2012

Accepted: 14 January 2013

Published: 22 January 2013

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Original Submission
17 May 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
23 Jul 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Susanna Esposito
31 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Pedro Plans-Rubio
8 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Steven Cohen
10 Dec 2012 Author responded Author comments - Ilse Van Vlaenderen
Resubmission - Version 2
10 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
14 Jan 2013 Editorially accepted
22 Jan 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2334-13-25

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Authors’ Affiliations

Health Economics, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines