Orange with Media Services, published on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 07:55
If given within four days post-exposure, the vaccine can have a significant protective effect, according to the European Center for Disease Control.
While the outbreak of monkeypox continues, the executive ensures that it is fully mobilized with the deployment of vaccination, with in particular the opening this week of a vaccinodrome entirely dedicated to the disease in Paris. Today, 1581 additional people have been vaccinated throughout France. In total, 11,284 people are now protected against the disease,” Health Minister François Braun said on Twitter on Thursday July 28.
For people vaccinated against smallpox in childhood, one dose is enough, however, some of them will need a second dose, at least 28 days later, to be truly protected. If given within four days post-exposure, the vaccine can have a significant protective effect, according to the European Center for Disease Control.
On Monday, the Minister of Health François Braun announced the destocking of more than 42,000 doses of vaccine and claimed to have “largely the number of doses sufficient for the population which is mainly at risk”. That is 250,000 peoplenamely “men who have sex with men reporting multiple sexual partners, trans people reporting multiple sexual partners, sex workers” and “professionals working in places of sexual consumption”, since enlargement vaccination on July 11.
According to Public Health France, as of July 27, 32,486 doses had been delivered to the various vaccination centers.