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Health alert – Update on monkeypox vaccines 5 August 2022

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

Key messages

  • 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.

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