DRC / BENI EBOLA VACCINATION

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07-May-2019 00:02:21
The World Health Organization (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) issued new recommendations to address vaccination challenges in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). WHO

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STORY: DRC / BENI EBOLA VACCINATION
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SOURCE: WHO
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LANGUAGE: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 24 FEBRUARY 2019 - BENI, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE
CONGO (DRC)

SHOTLIST:

1. Wide shot, aerial view of Beni
2. Tilt down, aerial view of vaccination outpost
3. Various shots, World Health Organization (WHO) vaccination team attending and registering people before vaccination
4. SOUNDBITE (French) Dialo Fatima Tabatuli, Vaccination Team Leader, World Health Organization (WHO):
“Before we can proceed to our vaccination activities, we need to get the consent of people in the area, in order to tell us that we are accepted, and also to tell us where to set up our vaccination outpost. Also, when we can begin and that we respect the obligated rules.”
5. Various shots, patients having their temperature checked before getting the rVSV-ZEBOV-G Ebola vaccine
6. Wide shot, aerial view of vaccination outpost
7. SOUNDBITE (French) Dialo Fatima Tabatuli, Vaccination Team Leader, World Health Organization (WHO):
“Yes, all field activities have their challenges, like to make people understand that the disease is real, and in order to be protected from it, you need to get the vaccine. Even though if we know that it is not going to be a hundred percent sure protection. That’s a lot of things to deal with, like rumours that people get about the vaccination. But before we come here, we have to give a lot of explanations, and to sensitize the people, and if they accept, because we do not force anyone, they are free to accept it and it is voluntary. And also, nobody is paid for it, so it’s up to them to give their consent before we do any activity on the ground.”
8. Various shots, health workers explaining more about the vaccines for those to be vaccinated
9. Close up, vaccine ampule
10. Various shots, patients being vaccinated
11. Various shots, aerial views of vaccination outpost and town

STORYLINE:

The World Health Organization (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) today (7 May) issued new recommendations to address vaccination challenges in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The recommendations include endorsing operational adjustments that make the vaccination process faster and adjusting the dosage based on available efficacy data.

The SAGE also suggested expanding the population eligible for vaccination with the rVSV-ZEBOV-GP vaccine, introducing an additional experimental vaccine, and redoubling ongoing efforts to train nurses, doctors and medical students from Ebola-affected communities to work on vaccination teams.

SOUNDBITE (French) Dialo Fatima Tabatuli, Vaccination Team Leader, World Health Organization (WHO):
“Before we can proceed to our vaccination activities, we need to get the consent of people in the area, in order to tell us that we are accepted, and also to tell us where to set up our vaccination outpost. Also, when we can begin and that we respect the obligated rules.”

Every vaccination day requires a lot of preparation, but it is especially true for the Ebola vaccine in the DRC. Vaccination is saving lives but challenges remain.

SOUNDBITE (French) Dialo Fatima Tabatuli, Vaccination Team Leader, World Health Organization (WHO):
“Yes, all field activities have their challenges, like to make people understand that the disease is real, and in order to be protected from it, you need to get the vaccine. Even though if we know that it is not going to be a hundred percent sure protection. That’s a lot of things to deal with, like rumours that people get about the vaccination. But before we come here, we have to give a lot of explanations, and to sensitize the people, and if they accept, because we do not force anyone, they are free to accept it and it is voluntary. And also, nobody is paid for it, so it’s up to them to give their consent before we do any activity on the ground.”

The investigational rVSV-ZEBOV-GP Ebola vaccine has been administered to more than 111,000 people since the outbreak was declared in August 2018.

Despite the use of a highly efficacious vaccine, the number of new cases continues to rise, in part due to repeated incidents of violence affecting the ability of response teams to immediately identify and create vaccination rings around all people at risk of contracting Ebola.
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