Abstract and Introduction
On December 19, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved rVSVΔG-ZEBOV-GP Ebola vaccine (ERVEBO, Merck) for the prevention of Ebola virus disease (EVD) caused by infection with Ebola virus, species Zaire ebolavirus, in adults aged ≥18 years. In February 2020, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended preexposure vaccination with ERVEBO for adults aged ≥18 years in the United States who are at highest risk for potential occupational exposure to Ebola virus because they are responding to an outbreak of EVD, work as health care personnel at federally designated Ebola treatment centers in the United States, or work as laboratorians or other staff members at biosafety level 4 facilities in the United States.
This policy note reviews the expansion of these recommendations to include two additional populations: 1) health care personnel* involved in the care and transport of patients with suspected or confirmed EVD at special pathogens treatment centers (SPTCs) and 2) laboratorians and support staff members at Laboratory Response Network (LRN) facilities that handle specimens that might contain replication-competent Ebola virus (species Zaire ebolavirus) in the United States.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2022;71(8):290-292. © 2022 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)