A vaccine against the Zika infection could help prevent the spread of the disease, but it could also lead to unintended consequences that could have dire consequences for the country’s women and their families, experts say.
In a statement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the new vaccine has “proven to be highly effective in protecting against Zika virus transmission in adults and young children.”
The statement also noted that the vaccine is currently undergoing testing and testing protocols that should allow it to be distributed in the United States.
“We expect to begin the process of distributing the vaccine in the coming weeks,” the CDC said.
The vaccine was first shown to be effective in humans in March.
It has been tested in pregnant women, people with weakened immune systems and children who have not been vaccinated for the virus.
But experts warn that it may not be fully effective for everyone.
“The potential for unintended consequences is real, and they are significant,” said Dr. Mark Rosenberg, a physician and epidemiologist at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine.
Dr. Rosenberg, who has been researching the Zika vaccine for the past decade, also said that even though the vaccine appears to be safe, the CDC is not yet confident in its effectiveness.
“There is still no proof of its efficacy in humans,” he said.
Dr. Steven Rubenstein, a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, echoed Dr. Rosenberg’s assessment of the vaccine’s safety.
“I am not sure if there’s enough evidence to give a green light to distribute this vaccine,” he told ABC News.
Rubenstein said that he has been concerned about the potential for transmission of the virus in pregnant people and the potential of it being passed on to their children.
“That is a big concern because this is a pandemic and we need to be ready for any potential transmission to occur,” he added.
However, Dr. Rubenstein said it is important to be aware that the vaccination has not been tested to be sure it is safe for everyone, especially for people who are pregnant or nursing.
He said that if people do become infected, they need to immediately get tested for the vaccine.
While there is no way to know for sure how many people will develop a reaction, the fact that it is now possible to safely distribute the vaccine and distribute it safely is a positive sign, he added, adding that the CDC should now distribute the vaccines to people who have already received them.
“This is not a one-shot vaccine, it is a multiple-dose vaccine,” Dr. Rubin said.
“It’s important to take advantage of this opportunity.”
“If this vaccine is not safe and effective, I think we have a lot of work ahead of us to figure out how to prevent it,” Dr Ruedenstein added.
Dr. Rubinstein and Dr Rosenberg say that the virus is spreading more quickly in Latin America than it did in the U.T.A., a region where many of the cases have been reported in recent weeks.
If this virus is being transmitted, the likelihood is that the first cases are going to be in those areas, which has not happened yet, Dr Rubenstein added, saying that it could take months to find out whether a virus was spreading in other parts of the world.
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