Nurse in Tanzania preparing to vaccinate a child (sitting on the mother's lap) against Malaria
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New malaria vaccine could be available in months

Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine - the first to reach this stage - suggest it could help protect millions of children against malaria.

But tests on 16,000 children from seven African countries found that booster doses were of limited use and vaccines in young babies were not effective.

According to the medical journal "The Lancet", the drug protected about one-third of the children vaccinated.

Elaine Jung reports.

  • 24 Apr 2015
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