The dilemma of Varicella vaccination in Belgium


About the research

People who had chickenpox as a child seem to be better protected against herpes zoster, better known as zona or shingles, at a later age. Using mathematic modeling, James Wambua (Hasselt University) is therefore investigating whether it is advisable to vaccinate children in Belgium against this childhood disease 💉 🧒🏼

James Wambua

Kenyan James Wambua is a young ambitious PhD student working at the Centre for Statistics (CENSTAT) at Hasselt University. He focuses his research on integrating data science, mathematical modeling and epidemiological principles to create a lifetime revolution in the area of infectious diseases.

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