GPs at risk of monkeypox exposure offered smallpox vax

ATAGI and other expert groups have released new guidance on diagnosing and treating patients

GPs likely to encounter patients with monkeypox may be able to receive smallpox vaccine for pre-exposure prophylaxis, states new ATAGI clinical guidance.   

Other groups eligible for the live-attenuated vaccine, ACAM2000, include doctors working in sexual health clinics, hospital staff and laboratory workers, as well as anyone at high risk of severe outcomes from the disease.