For certain risk groups, the Standing Vaccination Commission sees vaccination against monkeypox as necessary. The EU is now stocking up on vaccines.

In the fight against monkeypox, the EU is purchasing another vaccine. The competent authority secured 54,530 third-generation cans from the company Bavarian Nordic, the EU Commission announced on Monday. A total of 163,620 cans purchased via the EU would therefore be available to the 27 EU countries plus Norway and Iceland.