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[Comment] Importance of tuberculosis vaccination targeting older people in China

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Given that existing tuberculosis interventions and strategies are not going to enable achievement of WHO's goal to eliminate tuberculosis by 2050,1 better diagnostics, treatments, and innovative tools such as new tuberculosis vaccines are urgently needed. Although there have been rapid advances in tuberculosis vaccine clinical research over the past decade, mathematical modelling studies, which can provide a method to predict the potential future impact of vaccine, are still uncommon. In The Lancet Global Health, Rebecca Harris and colleagues2 pioneer a model to estimate the influence of age-targeted vaccination with varying vaccine characteristics in China.

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