There are a number of news stories out there now marking the big roll-out this week of a new vaccine against pneumonia. Here’s one story out of Kenya, and another which notes this is just the beginning of a global effort.
Sarah Boseley at The Guardian takes note, and also asks if it could have been done at less cost.
For a good overview of what this is all about, and why it is so significant, read this column by Johns Hopkins pneumonia expert Dr. Orin Levine at Huffington Post.
Here’s a nice informational video from GAVI profiling the roll-out in Nicaragua: