Emergency Yellow Fever Vaccination

19 August 2016

A vaccination campaign against yellow fever is currently underway in Africa. The campaign has been launched by the United Nations health agency in a bid to protect a reported 14 million people from the disease.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a mass vaccination campaign can take between three to six months. However, this emergency campaign needs to be completed before the rainy season begins in September, in spite of its scale. 

WHO has said that, in addition to the emergency campaign, preventive vaccination campaigns are planned for the capital city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and along the country’s border with Angola in order to build protection in high-risk populations.

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