UK offers vaccines for gays and bisexuals

UK offers vaccines for gays and bisexuals

Britain will begin providing vaccines to some males who’ve intercourse with males who’re at higher threat of contracting the monkeypox virus, well being officers mentioned on Tuesday.

In a press release, the UK Health Security Agency mentioned consultants are contemplating vaccinating some males who’re at greater threat of contracting the monkeypox virus from human publicity.

The company recognized males who’ve intercourse with males and males who’ve a number of companions, have interaction in group intercourse, or take part in venues the place intercourse happens on premises because the highest-risk teams.

Mary Ramsay, head of immunization on the UK well being company, mentioned: “By increasing vaccine provides to these most in danger, we hope to interrupt chains of transmission and assist include the outbreak.”

Last month, a senior adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO) famous that monkeypox outbreaks exterior the African continent could have been unfold by male intercourse at carnivals in Spain and Belgium.

Previously, vaccines have been solely given to healthcare staff caring for contaminated sufferers or to cleansing employees disinfecting virus-contaminated areas.

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