Cholera vaccine supply set to double, easing global shortage, says WHO

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Cholera vaccine supply set to double, easing global shortage, says WHO

The global supply of oral cholera vaccines is set to double after WHO approved a third producer, helping to address global shortages and expand access in more countries. Globally, OCV production is low, with demands currently exceeding supply. Sudan and Haiti last year made requests to WHO for supplies of vaccines to conduct pre-emptive vaccination
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