Simulation of Mass Vaccination Programs: Centralized Versus Mobile Vaccination

Mohammed Guniem and Reggie Davidrajuh (University of Stavanger, Norway)

Vaccines of different types and purposes are crucial for preventing the spread of deadly infectious diseases. However, deploying vaccines in highly populated areas proves to be a great challenge that must be evaluated and planned thoroughly before relying on any possible mass vaccination program. First, this paper highlights the significant differences between centralized and mobile mass vaccination programs. Then, it proposes workflows for these two programs. These workflows are used as a foundation for model building using Petri Nets. Finally, the models are implemented in the GPenSIM tool. This paper also presents a case study using the population in the municipality of Stavanger, showing the results of the simulations.

Journal: International Journal of Simulation- Systems, Science and Technology- IJSSST V23

Published: no date/time given

DOI: 10.5013/IJSSST.a.23.01.06