Ring Vaccination with rVSV-ZEBOV Under Expanded Access in Response to an Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea 2016 An Operational and Vaccine S

The authors describe the first use of an Ebola vaccine in an outbreak setting outside of a clinical trial. More than 1500 individuals, including 303 children age 6 and older, were vaccinated in 4 rings. No confirmed cases were reported among vaccinees or within the rings once vaccination was completed. Mild adverse events were reported in 17% of those age 6-17; 36% of adults also reported adverse events, with 98% being mild. There were no reports of severe vaccine-related adverse events.
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