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No need for immediate mass vaccination against monkeypox: WHO

Washington, Aug 15 (UNI) The World Health Organization does not see an immediate need for mass vaccination against monkeypox, WHO technical lead on the issue Rosamund Lewis said on Monday.
"Mass vaccination is not recommended for monkeypox response. There is no reason to support that at the moment, and it is not looking like it is going to change in the immediate future," Lewis said in a virtual conversation with The Washington Post.
She underscored the need to prioritize vaccine distribution and other countermeasures, along with access to testing. "We need to prioritize based on public health needs. The same goals for the global level and for the national level," she added.
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