GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo

Authorities in the DR Congo launched a second Ebola vaccine Thursday targeting thousands of residents in Goma bordering Rwanda. 

Steve Ahuka Mundeke, the coordinator general of the Ebola response, told reporters that 22,000 doses of the vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) were available for adults and children over the age of 1 in areas of Majengo and Kahembe in Karisimbi Health Zone.

“We have targeted 50,000 people. The official launch will be made next week by the authorities,” said Mundeke. “But technical activities started on Thursday 14 November.”

The vaccine is to be

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