The European Union (EU) signed a big deal for having huge Monkeypox vaccine supplies after the outbreak of the virus in Europe early 2022, Reuters reported on Wednesday.
The EU ordered 110,000 doses from the Danish drugmaker Bavarian Nordic. The doses are expected to be delivered within months
More than 900 cases of Monkeypox were reported in 19 EU countries.
Bavarian Nordic hasn't specialized vaccine for the Monkeypox, however, it has an authorized vaccine against the smallpox which approved its efficiency.
Therefore, The European Commission says that the bloc's medicine regulator prepares for approving available vaccine for protection against the virus.
Early this week, the White House announced that it ordered 500,000 doses of vaccine effective against Monkeypox vaccines after the outbreak of the virus globally.
Authorities explained that the US demanded thousands of doses of a smallpox vaccine cold Jynneos which is also effective for the Monkeypox.
In the same context, it was revealed that the US has 72000 doses of the vaccine, and more 300,000 will be delivered in the upcoming weeks.
Previously, the US released a new vaccine against Monkeypox called Jynneos due to the late emergence of the virus worldwide in non-epidemic countries.
Jennifer McQuiston, deputy director of the Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology at the CDC’s Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Center said: “I can report that there has been a request for release of the Jynneos vaccine from the National Stockpile for some of the high-risk contacts of some of the early patients, so that is actively happening right now.”In 2019, the vaccine was approved for the first time by the CDC for only high-risk cases before it was re-used for protecting a larger scale of residents.McQuiston added: “Right now, we have over 1,000 doses of that available,” continuing: “We expect that level to ramp up very quickly in the coming weeks as the company provides more doses to us.”In the same context, the authorities approved another smallpox vaccine named ACAM2000, and it could be used against the Monkeypox as well, in addition, the US has more than 100 million doses available from the vaccine.“ACAM2000 is an older-generation smallpox vaccine that has some potential significant side effects with it,” the official explained.“So, a decision to use that widely would have to have some serious discussion behind it. ”The federal health officials consider using some recommended vaccines for people who are in close contact with the current active Monkeypox cases to CNN.