Urgent Monkeypox vaccine notification
14th July 2022
Dear BASHH member,
I want to draw your attention to an urgent response from UKHSA. I am grateful to colleagues within UKHSA and NHSE for listening to our services call for additional effort to be applied to the vaccine roll out. In response to the escalating numbers of Monkeypox in London, this weekend, additional vaccine will be supplied to a number of London Hubs. As such, clinics operating outside London will not be able to order more vaccine this Sunday when supplies are normally released. This is a temporary situation. UKHSA and NHSE will review next week. Please be assured, all agencies are very aware of the need for vaccine equity and are mindful that pre-exposure prophylaxis must continue outside of London. In parallel with this, agencies are petitioning decision makers on what additional resource can be brought to all clinics to improve access to sexual health services and for vaccine roll out. We will continue to raise issues on your behalf and will update you as this issue progresses.
Dr Claire Dewsnap, BASHH President