Hong Kong to start monkeypox vaccination on October 5

Hong Kong to start monkeypox vaccination on October 5

The government expects about 120,000 people will be able to receive a vaccine. — Reuters pic

Wednesday, 21 Sep 2022 6:05 PM MYT

HONG KONG, Sept 21 —Hong Kong will launch a monkeypox vaccination programme for “high-risk groups” from Oct. 5 following the discovery of an imported case of monkeypox this month, the city’s Department of Health said today.

Those groups include healthcare workers, laboratory personnel and people with “high-risk sexual practices” such as sex workers, it said. The government expects about 120,000 people will be able to receive a vaccine. — Reuters