Merck Vaccines Good News: Gavi To Fund A NEW Ebola Vaccine Stockpile Of 500,000 Doses…

This morning, I am in need of some more encouraging news — so here it is.

This from U. Minnesota’s CIDRAP:

. . . .The stockpiling plan was approved by Gavi’s board, which met this week in New Delhi, India. In the middle of November, the World Health Organization (WHO) prequalified Merck’s Ebola vaccine, VSV-EBOV, which came just a day after full approval by the European Commission. . . .

The WHO’s action paved the way for United Nations agencies and Gavi to buy vaccine for stockpiling, and Gavi had signaled that it would take the issue up as part of long-term Ebola vaccine program at its December [gathering]. . . .

Now you know. Good humanitarian news — for arresting the current DRC outbreak, as well as any future ones. Onward, to a new day. . . .


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