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The first batch of new smallpox vaccines will be used in research

Brazil received 9,800 doses of immunity from Jyneos/MVA-BN last Wednesday (October 4, 2022)

Brazil received First batch of monkeypox vaccines Tuesday (October 4, 2022). The batch containing 9800 doses of Jyneos/MVA-BN will be used by Ministry of Health in scientific studies.

The research aims to monitor evidence of the efficacy, immunogenicity, and safety of the vaccine against the disease. Recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO).

The studies will be funded by Fiocruz (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz) and the Ministry of Health, with support from the World Health Organization. The research has been discussed by the Brazilian authorities with the Pan American Health Organization and researchers and experts in the field.

The target audience includes people exposed to the virus, that is, those who have had prolonged contact with an infected patient and pre-exposure individuals, who are on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or who are on antiretroviral therapy for HIV.

Health professionals are not in the vaccination priority group. According to the Ministry of Health, epidemiological data for this group in Brazil and in the world do not show a greater exposure to the disease, as they collect and care for patients with individual protective equipment (PPE). In the case of prolonged and unprotected contact with a confirmed case, a specialist may be assigned to receive the vaccine.

In total, the federal government has purchased about 50,000 doses of the vaccine against monkey pox. The next batches should be delivered by the end of 2022. The vaccines were obtained through a revolving fund of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

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Although the vaccines were initially intended to conduct studies, the ministry confirmed that the vaccines are safe and are currently used against smallpox.

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