New vaccines on their way as monkeypox declared an ‘incident of national significance’

So far 44 cases have been diagnosed in Australia but concern is growing
Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly
Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly.

The Federal Government has secured supplies of its ‘preferred’ smallpox vaccine to bolster vaccination against monkeypox, especially for patients with immunocompromise, ATAGI has revealed.

It comes as the Chief Medical Officer today declared monkeypox an “incident of national significance”, with GPs told to be on alert for cases.