The EU Health Commissioner from Cyprus – Mrs. Stella Kyriakides disclosed that starting in June, an unnamed manufacturer will provide 110,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine to the EU.
It was stated that the vaccines would be purchased by the EU and distributed to EU countries. The vaccine manufacturer will soon be revealed by the commission.
Negotiations are underway between the European Union’s drug regulator and the Danish biotech firm Bavarian Nordic BAVA.CO about trial data that could allow the Imvanex injection, marketed as Jyneos in the US, to be used against monkeypox as well as smallpox.
The Bavarian monkeypox vaccine has been given the go-light by the US Food and Drug Administration. Monkeypox immunizations were requested by Germany and Spain.
Cyprus does not have a confirmed case yet but is taking every precaution, as neighboring Greece already has two confirmed cases.