France opens monkeypox vaccination centre in Paris

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Xinhua News

26th July 2022 – (Paris) French Health Minister Francois Braun announced on Monday that a high-capacity monkeypox vaccination centre will open to the public from Tuesday in Paris.

According to Public Health France, the capital region recorded 726 monkeypox cases, almost half of the 1,567 confirmed cases in France last week.

The health minister said the number of confirmed cases now stands at more than 1,700.

Braun emphasised the country has “reacted immediately” to the increased number of monkeypox cases, adding: “Up to today, more than 100 vaccination centres are in place.”

The World Health Organisation declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern on 23rd July. 

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