27.1 C
Sunday, October 1, 2023

Portugal announces preventive vaccination against monkeypox


Share post:

Lisbon: The Portuguese Directorate-General for Health (DGS) announced a preventive vaccination for the most vulnerable groups against monkeypox.

Priority groups include people who are at “increased risk” of contracting the monkeypox virus, in addition to health professionals.

“The preventive vaccination logistics strategy will be managed at the level of each region, after identifying eligible citizens in a specialist consultation,” said Portuguese health authority on Tuesday.

Portuguese Secretary of State for the Promotion of Health Margarida Tavares said that preventive vaccination would start immediately with the publication of the decree.

According to the latest data, Portugal has registered at least 908 cases of monkeypox since the beginning of the outbreak.

Related articles

NIA arrests accused from Manipur’s Churachandpur in Myanmar-Bangladesh transnational conspiracy case

On Saturday, September 30, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), arrested the accused, Seiminlun Gangte, in a case related...

Indore metro trial run flagged-off by MP CM Shivraj Chouhan

On Saturday, September 30, the Indore Metro trial run was successfully conducted after being flagged-off by Madhya Pradesh...

RBI extends deadline for returning Rs 2000 bank notes till Oct 7, 2023

New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Saturday extended the deadline for exchanging or depositing Rs...

Srinagar Court denies permission to PDP leader Waheed Parra to travel outside J&K

Srinagar: A Srinagar court rejected a plea by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youth president Waheed Parra, seeking permission...