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Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Demand Responses to Changes in Infectious Disease Mortality

Citation

Li, Ying-Chun; Norton, Edward C.; & Dow, William H. (2004). Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Demand Responses to Changes in Infectious Disease Mortality. Health Services Research, 39(4, Part 1), 905-925. PMCID: PMC1361044

Abstract

Using both cross-sectional and state fixed-effects panel data estimators, we model an individual's probability of having an influenza or pneumococcal vaccination as a function of the lagged state mortality rate. Multiyear lags are specified in order to estimate the duration of the effect of disease mortality on individual vaccination behavior. The findings indicate that behavioral demand responses can help to limit infectious disease epidemics, and suggest further research on how public awareness campaigns can mediate this disease threat responsiveness behavior.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-6773.2004.00264.x

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2004

Journal Title

Health Services Research

Author(s)

Li, Ying-Chun
Norton, Edward C.
Dow, William H.

PMCID

PMC1361044