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News announcement18 July 2022Representation in Cyprus

Health Union: HERA secures additional vaccine doses in response to the ongoing monkeypox outbreak

Read-out of the weekly meeting of the von der Leyen Commission by Frans Timmermans, Stella Kyriakides and Virginijus Sinkevičius on the Nature Restoration Law and the Commission’s proposal to halve the use of pesticides by 2030

Deliveries of the EU-funded monkeypox vaccines will continue to be taking place over the coming weeks and months and throughout the remainder of the year to EU Member States, Norway and Iceland. Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, said: “I am concerned by the increasing number of monkeypox cases in the EU. We now have over 7,000 cases in the EU, an almost 50% increase since a week ago. We have reacted swiftly and ensured a rapid response through the European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) and have already delivered around 25 000 doses to 6 Member States. We have now secured over 160,000 doses of vaccines to respond promptly to the progression of the spread of this virus. This is the European Health Union delivering for our citizens.” The Commission's Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) has purchased the third-generation vaccine for and on behalf of HERA. Based on the number of cases, deliveries continue for prioritized Member States, which have granted national exemptions for the vaccine.

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18 July 2022
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Representation in Cyprus