The town hall of Paris called on Monday for “emergency measures” from the state to obtain more doses and personnel vaccinating against this disease. A specific vaccination center opens this Tuesday in the capital.
The government announced on Monday July 25 to mobilize “extra armsto vaccinate against monkeypox, at a time when elected officials and associations denounce the lack of means to curb the outbreak of the disease. “We will mobilize additional armsto ensure vaccination against monkeypox, said Health Minister François Braun on Monday July 25 on BFMTV.
The “health studentswill be able to take care of these vaccinations, the ministry told AFP. A decree will appear on Tuesday in the Official Journal to detail the terms of the project. “To date, more than a hundred vaccination centers are in place, more than 42,000 doses have been destocked, more than 6,000 people have received this preventive vaccination.“, underlined the minister, while elected officials and associations criticize the attitude of the government in the face of the epidemic. “We have more than enough doses for the population that is mainly at risk and mainly affected by this disease“, assured François Braun.
The town hall of Paris called on Monday for “emergency measuresof the State to obtain more doses and personnel vaccinating against this disease, on the eve of the opening of a specific vaccination center in the capital which concentrates a large part of the French cases. This one “will be able to significantly increase the volume of vaccinations“, assured the minister.
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1567 confirmed cases in France
According to Santé Publique France, the capital region counted on Thursday in number of residents nearly half (726) of the 1,567 confirmed cases in France. For its part, the Inter-LGBT rose up against the “lack of government preparedness and transparency“, referring to”difficulties in making an appointment» for a vaccination and «insufficient dose deliveries“. Before that, the AIDES association for the fight against HIV had demanded last Thursday “the deployment by the State of a “punch” vaccination campaign, relying on voluntary liberal health professionals» in particular implanted on the «holiday resorts“.
The government announced on July 8 the extension of vaccination to “men who have sex with men and trans people reporting multiple sex partners“, to “people in prostitution» and to «professionals in places of sexual consumption“. It was previously only offered to adults who had risky contact with a patient. Diagnosis of this Monkeypox virus is based on examination and questioning of the patient. Tests, including PCR, can also confirm the diagnosis.
The High Authority for Health spoke out on Monday for the reimbursement by Health Insurance of these detection tests, specifying that they should only take place “in case of persistent doubt after clinical examination“.