Quebec ready to vaccinate against monkeypox as soon as Friday, with 25 confirmed cases – CTV

Quebec ready to vaccinate against monkeypox as soon as Friday, with 25 confirmed cases – CTV

by tmnationtalk on May 26, 202235 Views

May 26, 2022

Quebec says it is ready to vaccinate people who have come into close contact with monkeypox as soon as Friday.

“It’s a serious outbreak of monkeypox,” said Quebec interim public health director Dr. Luc Boileau. “We have 25 cases that have been confirmed and there are other cases, probably 20 to 30 cases, that are under investigation so far.”

There is at least one case in a person under the age of 18. They are currently in isolation and public health officials say they do not plan to reveal much more information about this particular case.

Boileau spoke Thursday morning on the growing number of cases of monkeypox in the province, accompanied by Dr. Geneviève Bergeron, medical officer of health emergencies and infectious diseases at Montreal Public Health, and Dr. Caroline Quach, microbiologist and infectious diseases expert at Sainte-Justine Hospital.

Tuesday, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) delivered a small amount of the Imvamune vaccine to Quebec from Canada’s National Emergency Strategic Stockpile (NESS) in order to boost its response plan.

Read more: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/quebec-ready-to-vaccinate-against-monkeypox-as-soon-as-friday-with-25-confirmed-cases-1.5919137

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