Mathematical Modelling in Public Health Planning: Flu Vaccine

Publication Summary

This video is part of NCCID’s series on Mathematical Modelling. The National Collaborating Centres for Infectious Diseases and Indigenous Health have created this video focusing on the modelling of the flu vaccine. It overviews what a model addressing flu vaccination might look like, the processes involved and the potential outcomes for data interpretation.

In public health, mathematical modelling helps us answer difficult, real-world questions and understand complex relationships between biological, demographic, and environmental factors.

Modelling helps answer infectious disease-related questions like “What is the best vaccine to protect an elderly population at increased risk of infection from seasonal influenza?” Modellers interpret the model outcomes and draw conclusions to make accurate, evidence-driven and transparent decisions for public health.