Aid workers fighting the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo have accused health bosses of rationing an experimental vaccine. The World Health Organization (WHO) has come under fire for restricting supplies to a fraction of the population – a claim it denies. The aid group Doctors Without Borders slammed the ‘largely insufficient’ vaccination rates in the DRC, where the death toll has now breached 2,100 people. It said up to 600,000 of the population should have been immunized with the jab by now, compared to the actual figure of 223,000. The rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine, produced by Merck, began to be administered when the outbreak began last August and has proven to be effective. It was revealed by the WHO today that a second jab will be doled out from October, after months of pushing for approval. The World Health Oganization has come under fire for restricting supplies to a fraction of the population – which it denies. Pictured, a healthcare worker from the WHO preparing a vaccine The aid group Doctors Without Borders slammed the ‘largely insufficient’ vaccination rates. Pictured, a child receiving a vaccination in Beni The death toll has reached over 2,115 since the epidemic began in… Read full this story
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