April 2021: Liberia introduces TCV

Liberia became the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to introduce typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV). The weeklong campaign, April 6-10, targeted more than 1.9 million children from 9 months to under 15 years old. Nimba, the second most populated county, encountered setbacks due to low turnout or failure of parents to allow their children to be vaccinated. Many residents are criticizing the Ministry of Health for not carrying out “adequate awareness” before launching the campaign, local media reported. After the campaign concludes, Liberia will integrate TCV into the country’s routine immunization program for all children at 9 months old. Coalition Against TyphoidDaily Observer

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