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Polio Vaccinations Coming to South Sudan

In Travel Vaccine News by Travel Vaccine

A campaign aimed at vaccinating 1.5 million children against polio was recently launched in South Sudan, located in northern Africa.
Currently, 15 cases of vaccine-derived poliomyelitis are confirmed in seven counties across five states, namely Northern Bahr El Ghazal, Western Bahr El Ghazal, Warrap, Lakes, and Eastern Equatoria. The reported cases are children under five years of age who now have irreversible paralysis, announced the World Health Organization (WHO) on November 13, 2020.

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Canada Expands Smallpox Vaccine Indications

In COVID-19, Latest News by Precision Vaccinations

A Denmark-based vaccine producer announced that Health Canada has expanded the approval of the Company’s non-replicating smallpox vaccine, IMVAMUNE® to include indications for monkeypox and related orthopoxvirus infections and disease in adults 18 years of age and older determined to be at high risk for exposure.
IMVAMUNE is currently approved in Canada under the Extraordinary Use New Drugs Pathway.