EBOLA - HISTORY BEING MADE - VACCINE TO BE ADMINISTERED - IN DRCONGO - Health Resource International West Africa (HRI)

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Thursday, 28 June 2018

EBOLA - HISTORY BEING MADE - VACCINE TO BE ADMINISTERED - IN DRCONGO




History is being made in the latest epidemic of Ebola virus infection - Vaccine to be used in DRCONGO ---

'How many doses of vaccine have arrived so far to the DRC, and how many more can GAVI support?

On the ground now are 4,320 doses and another 5,400 doses are moving towards there. That means within a few days we should have more than 9,000 in the DRC. When we did our advance purchase commitment with Merck they were required to have 300,000 doses available, so there are obviously more doses that we can move forward if necessary.


This experimental vaccine can only be used in the context of a clinical trial. Can you talk a bit about that?

This vaccine—and only this vaccine—has been through efficacy trials in humans and there it showed 100 percent efficacy protecting against Ebola. But the point is that it has gone through all of those procedures and is now being prepared for licensure. In a sense it is an experimental vaccine because it is not yet licensed—but you also need to keep in mind that it is a vaccine that has gone through safety and efficacy testing already. This clinical trial will provide more data on safety and efficacy, and will be done under informed consent using good clinical practices.

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