Friday 20 October 2017

Decision on widespread Ebola vaccination in August at earliest - WHO

Decision on widespread Ebola vaccination in August at earliest - WHO
Decision on widespread Ebola vaccination in August at earliest - WHO

Reuters World Service

An independent advisory body will decide in August at the earliest on whether to recommend widespread introduction of Ebola vaccine, depending on results of clinical trials and the epidemic's course, the World Health Organisation said earlier today.

Reporting on a three-day meeting of experts, WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier told a news briefing: "Vaccine introduction is by no means a given and will depend on the results of clinical trials and recommendations from WHO's Strategy Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on vaccines and immunisation.

"The earliest that the SAGE is expected to make recommendation on a wide-scale introduction is August. Decisions on whether or not to introduce the vaccine will be made by the respective ministries of health of countries," he said.

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