EPI managers, representatives from several pharmaceutical companies involved in vaccine production or distribution, academics, nursing staff, medical doctors from both the public and private sector and academics, gathered at the University Of Cape Town's Graduate School Of Business for the “design thinking” workshop.
Among certain groups, there is a significant morbidity/mortality of meningococcal disease in South Africa. The authors recommend that clinicians consider vaccination of healthy infants and children; HIV-infected persons with a CD4 count > 25%; students attending college /university /military academies; and miners.
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Vaccines for Africa Initiative (VACFA)
Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine (IDM)
Wernher & Beit North Wing, Room N2.09A
University of Cape Town
Faculty of Health Sciences
Observatory, 7925, Cape Town, South Africa