WHO Approves Increasing Haiti’s Supply of Cholera Vaccine : Counsel & Heal

Stephen Martin, who is from the WHO’s epidemic diseases unit, stated that with the additional number of vaccines being produced, the total amount that would become available for countries that are in dire need of it could reach six million. It takes two doses of the vaccine to provide full protection against the bacteria.Martin added that introducing a third supplier will definitely help out with the demand since last year’s “demand was greater than [the] supply.” Haiti and Sudan had asked for a greater supply of the vaccine but were turned down because of a shortage.”Sudan and Haiti last year made requests to WHO for supplies of vaccines to conduct pre-emptive vaccination campaigns that could not be filled because of the global shortage,” WHO said in a statement reported by NBC News.

Source: Counsel & Heal

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