Epidemics9 conference 2023

Members of the SIMID team are excited to announce their participation in the upcoming Epidemics9 conference, to be held in Bologna from November 29th to December 1st. We are looking forward to engaging with experts from around the globe and sharing insights on the latest developments in the field. You can find our contributions here…

Epidemics 9



  • Evaluating the impact of vaccination strategies on age-specific QALY gains in reducing the burden of SARS-CoV-2 (Lander Willem et al)
    Summary: Our research focused on assessing the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination in Belgium during 2021–2022, examining the gains in quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) from administering a two-dose regimen to children aged 5-11 and additional first booster doses to adults. While increasing vaccination among 5-11-year-olds led to reduced mortality, the greatest average increase in QALYs was observed with additional booster doses in adults, highlighting the need to consider how health benefits are distributed across different age groups.