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WHO To Begin Emergency Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign In Angola, DRC Despite Syringe Shortage

Reuters: WHO to launch emergency yellow fever vaccination in Angola, Congo
“The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that it will launch emergency yellow fever vaccination campaigns along the border between Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo and in the Congolese capital Kinshasa next month…” (Ross, 7/6).

Reuters: Shortage of syringes hampers Congo’s fight against yellow fever
“A shortage of syringes is hampering plans to vaccinate people in Democratic Republic of Congo against a yellow fever epidemic despite the arrival of more than one million doses of vaccine, health officials said on Tuesday…” (Ross, 7/5).

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