Cholera Vaccine: Shortage forces move to one-dose Strategy – WHO


A shortage of cholera vaccines has forced a tempo-rary shift to a one-dose strategy from the usual two in campaigns to fight a swelling number of outbreaks across the world.

Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus made this known during a media briefing on global health issues on Wednesday.

He explained that the “strained global supply of cholera vaccines” had pushed the International Coordinating Group which manages emergency supplies of vaccines, to suspend the two-dose regimen, adding that 29 countries had reported cholera cases so far this year, including Haiti, Syria and Malawi.

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