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A new meningitis vaccine for Africa

People queue for vaccinations during a pilot campaign for the new meningococcal A conjugate vaccine in Burkina Faso.
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High demand among local populations

In September 2010, the vaccine was introduced in selected districts of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. The high demand for the vaccine was clear from the long queues of children and young adults waiting to be vaccinated.

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