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Scientists Begin Phase 2 Clinical Trial Of NIH-Developed Experimental Zika Vaccine

STAT: Scientists begin mid-stage trial of Zika vaccine for first time “Scientists have begun a Phase 2 trial of a vaccine to protect against the Zika virus, the first time an experimental Zika vaccine has gone beyond initial safety testing…” (Branswell, 3/31). Wall Street Journal: Experimental Zika Vaccine Shows Promising…

WHO, Partners Send 3.5M Yellow Fever Vaccine Doses To Brazil

Associated Press: U.N. sends 3.5M emergency yellow fever vaccines to Brazil “The World Health Organization said it and partners have shipped 3.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccine to Brazil to help the country stamp out its worst outbreak in years…” (3/30).

Papers In Vaccine Journal Examine Overchilling Of Vaccines, Stock-Outs

The Economist: Managing supplies of vaccines is a huge problem “…[A] vial of vaccine that has been accidentally frozen, and then thawed, may lose its potency as surely as one that has been warmed up. A study published this week in Vaccine, by Celina Hanson of UNICEF and her colleagues,…

CDC’s MMWR Examines Yellow Fever Outbreak In DRC

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Yellow Fever Outbreak — Kongo Central Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, August 2016 John O. Otshudiema of the Epidemic Intelligence Service Program and the Meningitis and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch in the Division of Bacterial Diseases at the CDC’s National Center for Immunization…

Coordinated Polio Immunization Campaign Underway In West, Central African Nations

Deutsche Welle: Fresh drive to rid Western Africa of polio “Polio eradication teams are preparing to vaccinate 116 million children in Western and Central African nations, especially Nigeria. … The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) said Friday its teams were aiming to reach every child under five in 13 countries…

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