allAfrica.com: Africa: Areas With Low Malaria Rates ‘Need Mass Vaccination’

The most promising malaria vaccine candidate should be rolled out through mass vaccination campaigns – rather than the WHO’s routine infant vaccinations – in parts of Africa with low malaria transmission, says a study.

Researchers used computer simulations to predict the health benefits of introducing the RTS,S/AS01 vaccine through different deployment programmes in a range of transmission settings. The vaccine is in Phase 3 trials and could be approved by WHO as early as 2015.

via allAfrica.com: Africa: Areas With Low Malaria Rates ‘Need Mass Vaccination’.

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