Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine

Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine
The second Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, to counter the ongoing outbreak. (File/AFP)
Updated 21 September 2019

Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine

Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine
  • The team overseeing Congo’s Ebola response did not say in a statement when exactly the J&J vaccine would be introduced

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo: Health 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.