Up to 2,500 monkeypox vaccines in Luxembourg

This information was provided by the Minister of Health in response to Congressional questions.


Diana Alves

This information was provided by the Minister of Health in response to Congressional questions.

By the end of the month, Luxembourg will be vaccinated with about 2,500 monkeypox vaccines.

In response to a parliamentary question released this Wednesday, Health Minister Paulette Renato said of a total of 110,000 doses ordered by the European Union (EU), “up to 2,500 are planned in Luxembourg. “.

Portugal receives 2,700 doses of monkeypox virus vaccine obtained by the European Commission. This is confirmed today by the Directorate General of Health (DGS), which defines how to use them.

According to people familiar with the matter, “Vaccine delivery in Europe should be done by the end of the month”, but no specific date has been set yet. Lenert also found that two doses of the vaccine were required to reach the basic levels of immunization.

Luxembourg also receives medicine

The EU is also preparing an order for Tecovirimat, a drug used to treat infectious diseases, adding that details of quantity and delivery time are not yet known. However, the minister predicts that the Grand Duchy will receive up to 100 treatments reserved for those who are considered at risk.

It is recalled that Luxembourg has so far registered one confirmed case of monkeypox. The first case of the disease was detected on June 15. At that time, authorities described the patient’s health as “excellent.”

According to Paulette Lenert, all contacts for infected persons have been identified by the Department of Health.

Outside of African countries, more than 550 cases were detected in May. The United Nations and the Society warn that the virus has no gender or sexual orientation and is currently not at risk to the general public, but can affect any gender.

People with symptoms of infectious diseases (skin rash, fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills, tiredness) should consult the National Infectious Diseases Service for sexual intercourse and all kinds of activities. Should be avoided. The infection disappears.

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