The World Health Organization said on Monday that more than 1,000 people have been vaccinated against Ebola in Guinea since the country began its campaign a week ago.
According to the W.H.O., the persons vaccinated included high-risk contacts and frontline health workers.
The W.H.O. added that its personnel are on site supporting local authorities to quickly roll out the vaccine.
Guinea began its vaccination campaign on February 22 in N’Zerekore region, the epicentre of the outbreak, after receiving more than 11,000 doses of the Merck vaccine.
The vaccination campaign is expected to help contain the Ebola virus in targeted areas and limit the spread of the virus to regions not yet affected.
Guinea has so far recorded 15 cases and six deaths, according to data from the W.H.O., but no confirmed cases have been recorded outside of the country.