2010 Wagner Prize Finalist - Georgia Institute of Technology

Universal Tool for Vaccine Scheduling: Applications for Children and Adults (Georgia Tech and CDC)

Georgia Institute of Technology, in collaboration with the CDC, developed decision support tools for creating optimized catch-up immunization schedules for four target groups: children through age 6, adolescents ages 7 through 18, and adults ages 19+ in the U.S., and children and adolescents through age 19 in Canada. Each decision support tool constructs the recommended immunization schedule for the user by means of a dynamic programming (DP) algorithm. The tools simplify and expedite the tedious process of manually constructing immunization schedules, and eliminate errors