“In total, 11,284 people are now protected against the disease,” Health Minister François Braun announced on Twitter on Thursday.
The fight against monkeypox is beginning to take shape in France. After the announcement on BFMTV by François Braun of the opening of a large vaccination center against the disease in Île-de-France, the Minister of Health indicated on Twitter this Thursday that 11,284 people received a first injection.
“Today (Thursday), 1,581 additional people were vaccinated throughout France. In total, 11,284 people are now protected against the disease,” he wrote.
However, some of these people will need a second dose, at least 28 days later, to be truly “protected” against monkeypox. On the other hand, for people vaccinated against smallpox in childhood, one dose is enough.
More than 30,000 doses delivered
According to Public Health France, as of July 27, 32,486 doses have been delivered to the various vaccination centers.
If he is administered within four days post-exposure, the vaccine may have a significant protective effect, according to the European Center for Disease Control. On its website, Public Health France invites people who meet the eligibility criteria set by the HAS to make an appointment. These are “men who have sex with men and report multiple sexual partners”, “trans people reporting multiple sexual partners”, “sex workers”, and “professionals working in places of sexual consumption”.
“Vaccination can also be considered on a case-by-case basis for health professionals who have to take care of sick people”, specifies the agency.