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Gambia uses Wyeth's older Prevenar vaccine

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Gambia is using Wyeth's older heptavalent vaccine, Prevenar, for the introduction of its national pneumococcal immunisation programme, which was rolled out in Banjul this week. The move was made possible by a Wyeth donation of 3.1 million doses of the vaccine through vaccine-funder the Gavi Alliance; some of the vaccine was used in campaigns in Rwanda in April.


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