Italy started vaccination against monkey pox

Italy started vaccination against monkey pox

About this reports Reuters.

According to the Italian Ministry of Health, 545 cases of monkeypox were recorded in the country. Italy began the vaccination campaign more than a month after other countries, including the United States, Britain and Spain.

The first doses will be administered at Spallanzani Hospital in Rome.

According to the medical institution, they plan to vaccinate 200 people on August 8, and another 600 people have booked time for vaccination in the near future.

It is noted that the Jynneos (MVA-BN) vaccine will be used by Italian hospitals. This is a smallpox vaccine manufactured by Bavarian Nordic and approved by the European Medicines Agency.
In addition, vaccination will begin in the city of Milan on August 11.

The first case in Italy was recorded on May 20, 2022. There are currently no plans for mass vaccinations.

The Lazio region surrounding Rome received 1,200 doses of the vaccine, Lombardy 2,000, Emilia-Romagna 600 and Veneto, which surrounds Venice, 400.

  • We will remind, on Friday, July 29, the Ministry of Health of Spain confirmed the first death from monkeypox – this is the first known case in Europe

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