Vietnam To Restrict Cholera Vaccine To Outbreak-Vulnerable Areas
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Vietnam's Ministry of Health says a cholera vaccine it is making available to stem an outbreak of the disease will be restricted to affected areas only. Health authorities said in a reminder to the nation's medical clinics the vaccine provides protection for only a short time and ministry wants to prevent "complacent behavior" with the drug. It also said oral cholera vaccines are not recommended if an outbreak already has begun. The vaccine is recommended only for hurricane-hit area and areas where the local water source is contaminated, according to the World Health Organization. (Click here for more
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