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Letters The RTS,S malaria vaccine

What is the efficacy of the RTS,S malaria vaccine?

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 13 December 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7728
  1. Christopher J A Duncan, research fellow1,
  2. Adrian V S Hill, professor1
  1. 1Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital, Oxford OX3 7LJ, UK
  1. chrisduncan{at}

Whitty’s editorial puts the recent phase III RTS,S malaria vaccine trial results in the wider context of malaria control.1 2 Although vaccines are an important component of this effort, they are not necessarily the complete solution. RTS,S is a big step in the right direction, but further advances are needed to produce a highly effective malaria vaccine.1

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