Distribution of World’s First Malaria Vaccine Begins

April 23, 2019

(The Scientist) – A program to vaccinate young children in high-risk areas for malaria begins today (April 23) in Malawi, and will soon roll out in Ghana and Kenya, the World Health Organization announced. WHO plans to pilot the use of the vaccine in conjunction with other preventive measures such as mosquito nets and insecticides.  The immunization requires four doses per child and prevents four in 10 cases of malaria, according to clinical trials.

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