Monkeypox Vaccines Will Be Available in the US to Any Person Who Might Have Been Exposed to the Virus

Monkeypox Vaccines Will Be Available in the US to Any Person Who Might Have Been Exposed to the Virus

The health authorities in the US are proving to be more and more alert to the danger that monkeypox poses. The viral disease has been shown lately to cause different and more severe symptoms than it was initially known, which can only mean that urgent measures are needed.

Apart from those who had been confirmed to become infected with monkeypox, there are many who could land on the list soon. In other words, there are many people in the US who might have been exposed to the virus. The Department of Health and Human Services seems to have been thinking about these folks as well, considering that it will become very easy to get vaccinated for monkeypox.

Enhanced vaccination for mitigating monkeypox spread

The new strategy aims to vaccinate anyone from the US who might have been exposed to monkeypox. 

Here’s what Xavier Becerra declared, the HHS Secretary, as the Department’s website itself, quotes:

Within days of the first confirmed case of monkeypox in the United States, we quickly began deploying vaccines and treatment to help protect the American public and limit the spread of the virus,

While monkeypox poses minimal risk to most Americans, we are doing everything we can to offer vaccines to those at high-risk of contracting the virus. This new strategy allows us to maximize the supply of currently available vaccines and reach those who are most vulnerable to the current outbreak.

The possible new monkeypox symptoms that people in the US seem to be dealing with, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), are rectal bleeding, rashes around the genitals, and more. 

Otherwise, perhaps everybody knows already what the usual monkeypox symptoms are: fever, headaches, swollen lymph nodes, rash, and so on. If you manifest any of the symptoms, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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