DRC Officials Plan November Launch Of 2nd Experimental Ebola Vaccine In North Kivu, Other Provinces

AFP: Second Ebola vaccine to be used in DR Congo next month
“Doctors will use a second Ebola vaccine from November in three eastern provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight the deadly virus, medical officials said Sunday…” (10/13).

CIDRAP News: As Ebola cases climb, launch of 2nd vaccine in works
“…In its Oct. 12 daily update, the [DRC’s Ebola technical committee (CMRE)] said the first batch of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which will include 500,000 doses, will arrive in the DRC on Oct. 18 and vaccination will begin in November in two parts of Goma, the capital of North Kivu province. The campaign will eventually extend to other provinces…” (Schnirring, 10/14).

Additional coverage of the DRC Ebola outbreak and plans to use the J&J experimental vaccine is available from Al Jazeera, Bloomberg, CIDRAP News, DW, and Reuters.

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