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Monkeypox Vaccine: WHO urges countries to share data on effectiveness

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UN News – As Monkeypox cases reached over 18,000 in 78 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended targeted vaccination for those exposed to someone infected and those at high risk of exposure, including health workers, laboratory workers and people with multiple sexual partners.

At this time, we do not recommend mass vaccination against monkeypox”, the agency’s chief Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus told journalists on Wednesday.

Tedros informed that one smallpox vaccine, called MVA-BN, has been approved in Canada, the European Union and the United States for use against Monkeypox, while two other vaccines, LC16 and ACAM2000, are currently being considered.

Monkeypox vaccine: WHO urges countries to share data on effectiveness

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