September 21, 2019 / 10:43 AM / a month ago

Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sept 21 (Reuters) - H ealth authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Saturday that they plan to introduce a second Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, to counter the ongoing outbreak.

The team overseeing Congo's Ebola response did not say in a statement when exactly the J&J vaccine would be introduced. It will complement another vaccine manufactured by Merck, which has been administered to more than 225,000 people since August of last year. (Reporting by Fiston Mahamba; Writing by Aaron Ross; Editing by Giles Elgood)

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