Malaria vaccine deployed in Cameroon

A malaria vaccine, in development for decades, is finally being deployed as a full vaccine program and not just a trial. Hopefully Cameroon’s lead is followed quickly. This will easily be one of the most important public health accomplishments of the next few years.

After successful trials, including in Ghana and Kenya, Cameroon is the first country to administer doses through a routine programme that 19 other countries aim to roll out this year, according to global vaccine alliance Gavi.
About 6.6 million children in these countries are targeted for malaria vaccination through 2024-25.

Cameroon begins routine malaria shots in global milestone | Reuters


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Aaron Miller

Aaron Miller

Provo, UT