C-LM vaccinates close contacts of those infected with monkeypox and has already received fifty vaccines

Castilla-La Mancha is vaccinating close contacts of those infected with monkeypox and has so far received some 50 vaccinations, of which less than half of this total number have been administered.

This has been confirmed by the managing director of Sescam, Regina Leal, to questions from the media during the visit to the works of the new Toledo Regional Transfusion Center.

Leal has pointed out that in the region so far the cases are “few” but he has stressed that the vaccines are available to be administered in the cases that are necessary.

According to the latest data from last Friday, Castilla-La Mancha registers 38 cases, after adding twelve more in the week between July 29 and August 4.


Asked about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in children that other regions have already announced that they will include in the vaccination schedule, Leal pointed out that Castilla-La Mancha is studying it within the framework of the Public Health Commission, because It is an aspect included in a national plan of the Ministry of Health.

Leal recalled that HPV vaccination improves transmission efficiency, in the same way as the rubella vaccine, and work is being done with this approach to include it in the schedule.

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