AIDS NGO urges German government to buy more monkeypox vaccine

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The German government should procure much larger stocks of monkeypox vaccine than currently ordered, the DAH non-governmental organization that focuses on combatting AIDS said on Friday. “We need around 1 million doses of vaccine in order to offer half a million people long-lasting protection,” DAH epidemiologist Jeremias Schmidt said. “We cannot have a situation where gay men wanting to be vaccinated are denied vaccine,” he added. The government should place orders for the vaccine as soon as possible, as purchases over the short term would be barely possible in the period ahead, Schmidt said….

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