Darias hopes that in "the next few weeks" the second batch of smallpox vaccines will arrive

According to the Minister of Health, "Spain is the first state to receive the first 5,000 doses", in a statement at the end of the act of adhesion of the Mancomunidad del Norte de Gran Canaria to the Fast-Track Cities network

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The Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, announced this Wednesday that the second shipment of vaccines against monkeypox will arrive «
In the next weeks« for the distribution of other
7,000 doses between the different autonomous communities.

Spain, he said, has been "the first state to receive
the first 5,000 doses of the total of around 12,000 that correspond to him« and which he hopes will be completed »in the coming weeks« with the second shipment of the
7,000 doses that are missing "to make them available to the autonomous communities".

Darias explained that the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) made an acquisition of the monkeypox vaccine with a "very limited production and only for the states", and the European Union "has already understood what the centralized sales mechanism” and has made this vaccine available to the states.

In Darias' opinion, "so important
is to have the vaccinesomething in which the Ministry of Health works with the European Commission, such as the autonomous communities inoculating the monkeypox vaccine they have«.

He stressed that it is "
aware of the efforts of the communities« but asks »that this effort be continued in order to reach the maximum number of people who meet the criteria«.

The minister has offered this information to the media after concluding the act of accession of the eleven municipalities that make up the Mancomunidad del Norte de Gran Canaria
to networkFast Track Cities (cities and municipalities with rapid response to HIV/AIDS), promoted by the Ministry of Health and the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP).

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