New meningococcal A vaccine is being introduced into Africa

  title={New meningococcal A vaccine is being introduced into Africa},
  author={Susan Mayor},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • S. Mayor
  • Published 24 November 2010
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
A new conjugate vaccine against meningococcal A costing only $0.5 (£0.3; €0.4) a dose that has been developed for use in Africa is about to be introduced for the first time in a national vaccination programme in Burkina Faso, researchers announced. The campaign to vaccinate all children and young adults from the ages of 1 to 29 years with the vaccine, MenAfriVac, will begin in Burkina Faso on 6 December. Niger and Mali will follow with similar vaccination campaigns. Countries in the so called… 
Update on Imminent Vaccines: Report of the APPA VU 2010: II
  • S. Karande
  • Medicine
    Indian journal of pediatrics
  • 2011
The Asia Pacific Pediatric Association Vaccinology Update 2010 (APPA VU 2010) was held in Mumbai on November 13–14, 2010 and the interesting information about vaccines, namely, live-attenuated Japanese encephalitisirus vaccine, tetravalent dengue virus vaccine, conjugate typhoid vaccine and conjugates meningococcal A vaccine are discussed.
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