Smallpox of the monkeys, the vaccine arrives: first tranches to 4 regions – Healthcare

Green light for the distribution plan of the monkeypox vaccine in Italy with a circular establishing the allocation of the first shares of the Jynneos smallpox vaccine following the arrival of the first tranche by the European Commission. In this first phase, after consulting the Regions and the autonomous provinces, “it was decided to divide the vaccine doses currently available among the Regions with the highest number of cases reported to date and divided as follows: Lombardy 2000; Lazio 1200; Emilia -Romagna 600; Veneto 400 “

“At the moment, the mode of contagion and the speed of spread, it says, as well as the effectiveness of non-pharmacological measures exclude the need for a mass vaccination campaign”. Vaccination will be directed to: laboratory personnel with possible direct exposure to orthopoxvirus; gay, transgender, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), which fall into certain specific risk categories.