Ebola vaccine trial begins in Sierra Leone

6,000 health and other frontline workers will receive vaccine in five districts of the country

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Sierra Leone College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) and the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS), is now enrolling and vaccinating volunteers for the Sierra Leone Trial to Introduce a Vaccine against Ebola (STRIVE). This study will assess the safety and efficacy of the rVSV-ZEBOV candidate Ebola vaccine among health and other frontline workers.