Monkeypox: EU orders 110,000 doses of vaccine

The European Union is bracing itself against the rising numbers of monkeypox worldwide. “Today we will finalize a contract for nearly 110,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine,” EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides announced on Twitter.

A corresponding agreement has been reached with the Danish biotech company Bavarian Nordic.

States with urgent needs

Funded by the EU health program EU4Health, the doses will be delivered in proportion to the population, starting with the countries with the most urgent needs.

It is a clear signal that HERA (Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority) can react decisively to health threats. According to Kyriakides, the first delivery to the EU countries should take place at the end of June.

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