Liberia becomes first African country to Introduce typhoid conjugate vaccine

Liberia on Monday, April 5, became the first country in Africa to introduce the new typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) into its Expanded Program for Immunization.

The ministry of health says the vaccine will be introduced to children nationwide in April 2021, beginning with a five-day vaccination campaign to reach 1.9 million children from nine months to younger than 15 years of age across Liberia’s 15 counties. 

It says this will be followed by introduction of TCV into Liberia’s routine immunization schedule for nine-month-old infants.

Adolphus Mawolo reports.

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