More monkeypox vaccine appointments open up in Manitoba, but doses a ‘scarce resource’: top doctor – CBC

More monkeypox vaccine appointments open up in Manitoba, but doses a ‘scarce resource’: top doctor – CBC

by tmnationtalk on August 12, 202284 Views

No cases of monkeypox reported in Manitoba to date

Aug 11, 2022

Eligible Manitobans can start booking appointments for monkeypox vaccine again, public health officials announced Thursday.

The announcement of more appointments comes days after the province said all available appointments had been booked, and nearly a week after eligibility for the vaccine was expanded to certain men who have sex with men.

“Right now we need to focus on those who are at highest risk with this scarce resource, and it’s following suit with other jurisdictions in Canada,” Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin said in a virtual news conference.

The vaccine is scarce because there are outbreaks in other regions, he said.

The province will begin to track how many vaccines have been administered next week, but Roussin didn’t say how many were given in the first round of appointments, nor how many more will be available in this next round.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-monkeypox-vaccine-appointments-1.6548492

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