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WHO Proposes Lower-Dose Yellow Fever Vaccinations To Stretch Supplies

Reuters: In yellow fever war, WHO readies plan to stretch vaccine supply
“The worst yellow fever outbreak in decades, which has killed 325 people in Angola and spread as far as China, has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to draw up plans to eke out vaccine supplies by using one-fifth of the normal dose…” (Hirschler, 6/9).

STAT: Running low on yellow fever vaccine, WHO ready to propose smaller doses
“…The proposal comes amid a debate over whether a lower dose would be sufficient to provide protection to children. Concern about the limited global supply of yellow fever vaccine has been mounting over the past few months as a large and still-spreading outbreak in Angola has seeded cases into Kenya, China, and the Democratic Republic of Congo…” (Branswell, 6/9).

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