A monkeypox vaccination center will open its doors on September 9, in Brioude

A monkeypox vaccination center will open its doors on September 9, in Brioude

Monkeypox is an infectious disease caused by an orthopoxvirus which is characterized in particular by a rash which can be isolated or preceded or accompanied by a fever or lymph nodes. As of August 23, 2,421 confirmed cases have been identified in France, including 231 in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (in the Rhône for more than 70%).

18 centers in the region

Faced with the spread of the monkeypox virus, on the recommendations of the High Authority for Health (HAS), preventive vaccination is recommended for the groups of people most at risk of exposure to the virus, in addition to contact persons. with sick people. According to the recommendations of the HAS, in addition to people in contact with patients, vaccination is recommended for people at very high risk of exposure, with a prioritization of the populations to be vaccinated.

This concerns three categories of populations: sex workers, professionals in places of sexual consumption, regardless of the status of these places, and multi-partner men who have sex with men or trans people reporting multiple sexual partners.

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Eighteen vaccination centers, distributed in the departments of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region, are already open or will be over the next few days. Haute-Loire has not been forgotten in this geographical network since vaccination will be possible at the Brioude hospital center from September 9.

Appointment booking will also begin that day, by phone at for injections on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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