Fully 2,560 doses of monkeypox vaccine have arrived in Hungary, sufficient to inoculate 1,280 people, Hungary’s public health authority (NNK) said on Tuesday.
The two doses are administered one month apart and will be offered to the most vulnerable risk groups, the authority said in a statement. The exact criteria for use and the designation of vaccination sites will be released shortly, it added.
Between Aug. 1 and 14, twenty people were confirmed as infected with monkeypox, bringing the total to 62 registered cases in the country — all men between the ages of 23 and 50, most living in Budapest. None has been hospitalised and all are isolating at home.