(NEWSER) – A top World Health Organization official says the hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data about whether they're safe by December—and they could be in experimental field use by January. Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, an assistant director-general for WHO, says clinical trials planned or underway in Europe, Africa, and the US are being accompanied by a push among governments for immediate "real-world use" of an approved Ebola vaccine.
"There is no vaccine that has no side effects at all," Kieny said, as per CNN. She stressed that trials are very accessible: "It will be open to the general public. It can be you, me." She told reporters today in Geneva that, if the vaccines are deemed safe, tens of thousands of doses would be used in a West African trial in January.
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