Recent events in Haiti illustrate the urgent need for countries to stockpile and distribute cholera vaccines says Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez in a new commentary published by the New England Journal of Medicine entitled “A National Cholera Vaccine Stockpile – A New Humanitarian and Diplomatic Resource.”

In the commentary—co-authored by Dr. Hotez; Dr. Matthew Waldor, from Harvard Medical School and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Dr. John Clemens of the International Vaccine Institute—authors contend that it is time to consider additional preventive interventions, such as vaccines, that would complement existing approaches to controlling cholera epidemics.