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Possible interruption of the final set of vaccinesEdit

I believe the vaccine round intended for April 24th may have been delayed by the 2010 eruptions of the Icelandic, Eyjafjallajokull. The History of Vaccines website reports:

"Among the cargo grounded by the volcanic eruption were 15 million doses of polio vaccine bound for West Africa, prompting fears that delayed immunizations could allow the virus to spread—or that the vaccines would be rendered useless before they could be delivered. The incident highlighted the many difficulties of maintaining temperature control of vaccine materials throughout the length of the supply chain." http://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/timelines/diseases-and-vaccines#EVT_000107

According to Fox News, "Sierra Leone polio shots delayed by volcanic ash." "The polio campaign was to begin Friday but the vaccines were to come from Copenhagen." http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/04/22/sierra-leone-polio-shots-delayed-volcanic-ash/

The shots are, I think, part of the ones described here. However, I can't find any information about what happened after the flights resumed, or whether the vaccines delivered? Were they, and still viable? Does anyone know?Ileanadu (talk) 22:00, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

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