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Supporting Yellow Fever Vaccine Manufacturers Essential To Preventing Widespread Outbreaks

Huffington Post: The Fight Against Yellow Fever Must Go On
Orin Levine, director of vaccine delivery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

“…The world is facing a supply shortage of the yellow fever vaccine — and the consequences of this scarcity could be devastating. … At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we view supporting [the four] proven manufacturers as the world’s surest shot at increasing supply — and preventing a widespread yellow fever outbreak. … We know from other disease pandemics that our best defense against a nimble virus is a vaccine that works. With an effective yellow fever vaccine in hand, we’re already at an advantage. By supporting vaccine manufacturers to continue to improve their vaccine production and meet demand, we’re even stronger…” (10/16).

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