Date issued: 5 August 2022 (update to 3 August 2022)
Issued by: Associate Professor Deborah Friedman, Deputy Chief Health Officer Communicable Disease
Issued to: Health professionals and the public
- The Department of Health will have access to the newer smallpox vaccine next week to protect those most at risk.
- The third generation Bavarian Nordic vaccine will largely be rolled out through sexual health clinics in Victoria and will be available for both pre-exposure and post exposure protection.
- The eligibility criteria will be limited during August as we await a larger supply.
Read the full Alert: Health warning on monkeypox.