Monkeypox: EU orders 110,000 doses of vaccine

Monkeypox: EU orders 110,000 doses of vaccine

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

As announced by the European Commission, the contract with the Bavarian Nordic company for 109,090 doses of the third-generation vaccine was concluded on Tuesday. The vaccine must be available for the 27 EU countries, as well as Norway and Iceland.

States with urgent needs

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

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