Spain received Tuesday 5,300 doses Jynneos vaccination against Monkeypox. This purchase was made by the European Commission via the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority. In the next few months, two more shipment are planned.
The Ministry of Health stated that HERA signed a contract to obtain 110,000 doses of vaccines for the European Union. Spain will get 10%. This makes us the European country receiving the most Monkeypox vaccines.
Carolina Darias, the head of the department, pointed out that the European purchase initiative allowed member countries to acquire third-generation vaccines for this disease in an "equitable manner" based on demographic and epidemiological criteria.
Health also explained that vaccines must be kept at room temperature to ensure their safety and effectiveness. They are then made available to public health officials for control of the outbreak.
These vaccines were added to the 200 doses INVAMEX Spain purchased from a neighboring nation. They are being inoculated at request of Autonomous Communities following the protocol approved hand in hand by the Public Health Commission and the Vaccine Report.
According to the National Epidemiological Surveillance Network, (RENAVE), there were 800 cases of Monkeypox in Spain as of June 27. The statement said that the Ministry of Health was in constant contact with international institutions, including the European Center for Disease Control and the WHO, to monitor the alert and coordinate the necessary measures. .