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Partial Vaccine Dose May Work As Well As Full Shot, EPICENTRE Biotechnologies Study


12/2/2008 7:15:50 AM

EurekAlert! --A partial dose of a commonly used vaccine against meningitis may be as effective as a full dose, according to new research published December 2 in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Fractional dosing would enable large-scale vaccination campaigns during epidemics, especially at a time of global vaccine shortages.

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