100 millionth person vaccinated against meningitis A
In December 2012, the 100 millionth person received the protection of a powerful meningitis A vaccine. The milestone was reached in northern Nigeria, part of Africa’s “meningitis belt”, just two years after the vaccine was first launched in Burkina Faso.
Nigeria immunised 13 million people against meningitis A in 2012. By the end of the year, vaccine coverage had extended to 103 million people across 10 countries in the meningitis belt, providing widespread and long-awaited protection against this devastating disease.
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