Monkeypox vaccination programme stepped up in the UK – BBC News

The UK is stepping up its monkeypox vaccination programme, as more supplies of the jab are available.

On Tuesday, health officials said 100,000 more doses of an effective immunisation had been bought.

More than 2,000 cases of the infection have been confirmed in England, with most of them in London.

The capital is to receive additional doses of the existing supply of the vaccine in an effort to break chains of transmission as quickly as possible, officials said.

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