About the Authors

Johannes A. Bogaards

j.bogaards@vumc.nl

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Mirjam Kretzschmar

Affiliations Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Maria Xiridou

Affiliation Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Chris J. L. M. Meijer

Affiliation Department of Pathology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Johannes Berkhof

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Jacco Wallinga

Affiliations Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Competing Interests

CJLMM and JB have received unrestricted research grants from GSK. JB also acted as research consultant for Sanofi Pasteur MSD. MK acted as a research consultant for Sanofi Pasteur MSD and for GSK. The other authors have declared no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JAB MK JW. Performed the experiments: JAB. Analyzed the data: JAB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JAB MK JW. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: JAB. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JAB MK MX CJLMM JB JW. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JAB MK MX CJLMM JB JW. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: JAB MK MX CJLMM JB JW.