Monkeypox vaccines are on the way. Meanwhile, the Tuscany region, awaiting the arrival of the first doses, is ready to organize an immunization campaign “and also – they say through a note from the regional body – to conduct continuous monitoring and care taking responsibility for the care and management of cases detected so far”.
In Arezzo, as it is known, only one has been recorded so far issue which concerns a 32-year-old who was admitted to hospital in San Donato on May 23 after testing positive for the infection upon returning from a trip abroad.
“with the Circular No. 35203 dated August 4th The Ministry of Health – continues the note issued by the Region – has informed the plan for the distribution of the first batch of Jynneos smallpox vaccine, provided by the European Commission, to divide the available doses among the four regions with the largest number of cases.”
For Tuscany, which is not among these four, it is therefore necessary to wait for more distributions that should arrive by the end of August.
Who will have access to the vaccine?
Vaccines will target the high-risk groups referred to in Ministerial Circular 35365 Since then, according to experts, “at the present time, the mode of infection and the speed of spread, as well as the effectiveness of non-pharmacological measures, exclude the need for a large-scale vaccination campaign.”
Therefore, at this stage, the Region and the health authorities, starting with infectious disease facilities, will put in place all the necessary steps to determine the methods of administration, in accordance with the appropriate measures to be adopted, and to wait for the necessary doses of the vaccine. effectively available.
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