MTB Group Seminar Series: Time-Dependent Vaccine Efficacy Estimation Quantified by a Mathematical Model

Date: Fri, Sep 3 2021

Hour: 16:00

Speakers: Eduardo Massad


A vaccination trial consists in choosing a voluntary cohort of susceptible individuals who receive either a vaccine or a placebo shot. This is normally done in the middle of an outbreak of a disease to which the vaccine is supposed to prevent. When the incidence of the infection is constant in time, calculation of vaccine efficacy is straightforward. When the incidence is time-dependent, however, some refinements are necessary and this is purpose of this present model.

Link to the session:


School of Applied Mathematics, Fundaçao Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Confirmed speakers:

Eduardo Massad