Keeping Vaccinations On Track

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Ivanhoe Newswire - June 2008
A recent survey found that only nine percent of children get all their vaccinations at the recommended times. Only half receive all recommended doses by their second birthday. "If the child doesn't receive the doses on time or if some of them are given at the wrong time the vaccination doesn't have the coverage that it's supposed to," Pinar Keskinocak, Ph.D., an associate professor at Georgia Tech's H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering in Atlanta, told Ivanhoe. Using computer science and mathematical models, Dr. Keskinocak, her colleagues, and the CDC have created a new, interactive childhood immunization schedule. "What we offer is a computer program that in some sense gives the best possible scenario given that a child is falling behind the recommended schedule," Faram Engineer, a Ph.D. student at the Stewart School of ISyE told Ivanhoe. View the video at the following link:
http://www.ivanhoe.com/science/story/2008/06/434a.html

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  • Created By: Barbara Christopher
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  • Created On: Jun 10, 2008 - 8:00pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:06pm