“The first doses of anti-smallpox vaccine are arriving in Veneto, expected in the afternoon today”, also authorized against monkeypox. “Following the arrival in Italy of the first portion of the smallpox vaccine donation by the European Commission, the Region promptly organized the collection and transport of the doses assigned to Veneto: in this first phase it is 400 doses. A second distribution will follow, probably in the second half of August, with distribution criteria being defined at national level “. This was announced by the regional councilor for health, Manuela Lanzarin. Read also “To simplify the distribution and management of vaccines, based on the positive experience gained in the anti-Covid 19 campaign – explains the Region – the first 400 vaccine doses will be centrally stored at the hospital pharmacy of the Ospedale dell’Angelo in Venice Mestre, Azienda Ulss Serenissima, for the subsequent distribution to the points of administration. In accordance with the first recommendations issued by the World Health Organization and transmitted by the Ministry of Health – underlines the Region -, vaccination prophylaxis is currently indicated for operators health at risk (laboratory personnel employed in the manipulation of the virus, personnel engaged in the execution of diagnostic tests for monkeypox) “.” Vaccination for the population for monkeypox – specifies the Regional Directorate for Prevention, directly involved in vaccination offer planning – at present it is not available hiesta nor indicated. However, in addition to health professionals, the criteria for identifying the subjects at risk to whom to offer prophylaxis are being defined, with the contribution and technical coordination of the Prevention departments of the Ulss companies and the infectious disease departments of the hospitals. vaccination, pending the indications of the Ministry of Health “.
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