|05 December, 2019

Ebola vaccine to be stockpiled for emergency use in outbreaks

Gavi is aiming to build a stockpile of 500,000 doses

LONDON - A global vaccination initiative is to set up a $178 million stockpile of new Ebola vaccines for emergency use in outbreaks.

Gavi, a public–private partnership, said in a statement that it is aiming to build a stockpile of 500,000 doses, starting with Merck's vaccine, which has already received regulatory approval.

(Reporting by Kate Kelland; Writing by Kevin Liffey; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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