Malaria: Malawi launches historic malaria vaccination campaign

  • Author, BBC News
  • Role, Average
  • December 2, 2022

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Early clinical trials showed that 30% of children aged 5 to 17 who received the vaccine received immunity.

Malawi is determined to fight malaria. The health authorities have launched a major vaccination campaign. It starts with the children. This segment of the population is the most vulnerable.

The RTS,S vaccine – with more than three decades in development – was created by the pharmaceutical company GSK.

Early clinical trials showed that 30% of children aged 5 to 17 who received the vaccine received immunity.

Malawi is committed to playing a leading role in the fight against malaria. The disease killed around 2,500 infants in the country in 2020.

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