Health officials are ensuring that those who are most at risk receive the vaccine as soon as possible as monkeypox cases spread throughout the state.
In a teleconference held on Friday, state health experts reiterated how the monkeypox virus spreads and noted an increase in cases involving same-sex couples.
Dr. Tomas Aragon stated that 2,660 monkeypox cases have been documented in California from 36 local health jurisdictions.
And Sacramento County accounts for 110 of those cases. The California Department of Public Health’s Aragon stated that immunizations remain a high goal.
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According to Aragon, “the vaccine is still in high demand, and we continue to prioritize doses for people who have been exposed, those who are at high risk of exposure, and lab workers who handle monkeypox specimens.”
Since most of these incidents involve men, according to Aragon, attention has shifted to the LGBTQ community.
In the LGBTQ community, which has been disproportionately affected by monkeypox, “we are committed to decreasing stigma,” Aragon added.
One of the places offering the monkeypox vaccine is the LGBT community center in Sacramento. The employees there stated that it is their intention to make sure individuals have services and support throughout this period.
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Monkeypox causes lesions on the skin of patients. Picture: CDC via AP
As concern over the virus’s spread grows, the government needs to step up its attempts to get monkeypox vaccine supplies, according to HIV Ireland.
The European Medicines Agency has announced that it is now feasible to administer the vaccine intradermally, which is just below the skin’s surface, rather than subcutaneously.
The EMA told all EU countries on Friday that although this method utilizes a lesser amount of the vaccine each time, it is still effective.
RELATED: Monkeypox patients can recover at home from Aug 22
SINGAPORE – Beginning on Monday, those who have monkeypox can recover at home (Aug 22).
According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), this is given that they are determined to be clinically stable by a physician and that their residence is appropriate for home recovery (Aug 19).
Currently, telemedicine support is provided for recovery at a monkeypox isolation center for all confirmed cases determined by public hospitals to be clinically stable.
According to MOH, those who are determined to be at a higher risk of problems would still be treated in hospitals.
According to the Infectious Diseases Act, all confirmed cases must follow an isolation order and must stay isolated until they have been medically determined to be non-infectious, according to the MOH.
According to local and international data, monkeypox is normally a minor and self-limiting infection, and the majority of patients recover without the need for hospitalization within two to four weeks, the ministry noted.
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