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Monkeypox: Vaccination of less than half of at-risk men could stop outbreak

Modeling studies suggest that 5-47% of men at high risk of having sex with men need to be vaccinated to stop an ongoing monkeypox outbreak.


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August 4, 2022

People line up at a monkeypox vaccination station in Encino, Calif., in July.

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spread of monkeypox Modeling studies show that vaccinating less than half of the high-risk men who have sex with men could stop immunization worldwide.

However, there are many uncertainties in the numbers used in the model, which also make optimistic assumptions about the effectiveness of the monkeypox vaccine, he said. Greg Goncalves at the Yale School of Public Health, co-authors of this study.

While the epidemic continues Over 25,000 monkeypox cases…

Monkeypox: Vaccination of less than half of at-risk men could stop outbreak

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