Cholera Vaccines One Possible Option For Preventing More Outbreaks

How could cholera vaccination still be used in fighting the disease in Haiti?

A way to have a significant impact could be to look at who will not be able to benefit from access to medical services or prevention measures.

In the urban environment, it is probably easier to deliver treatment and provide water, soap, and information. It’s much harder in mountainous or rural areas when cholera gets there. It won’t be easy to vaccinate in rural areas with poor access, but it would be even harder to intervene should an outbreak occur.

But it’s not MSF’s responsibility to make that choice. There is always a lot of pressure around who gets to be vaccinated. It needs input from the government. Vaccination is often as much a political act as a medical act. (READ ARTICLE)


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