Spain has received the first 5,300 doses of the vaccine against monkey poxacquired by the European Union in a Joint purchase close up of 110,000 units. The community spokesman for Health, Stefan de Keersmaecker, has celebrated that “it is the first of many more shipments over the coming weeks and months.”
The health commissioner Stella Kyriakides explained in a statement that the supply of vaccines will start with the “most affected” countries in order to answer “in real time” this new health threat, while stressing that this is the first coordinated action in which Brussels “acquires and donates” vaccines to member states. After Spain, Portugal, Belgium and Germany will be the next partners to receive doses of the vaccine.
The price, an unknown
The purchase of 109,090 vaccines has been done a position of the community coffersalthough the EU Executive has opted for not inform about him price paid for the doses alluding to the confidentiality of the contract signed with the Danish biotech company Bavarian Nordic.
More than 2,600 cases
Since mid of Marchhave been counted 2,682 cases in 23 member states (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden), what’s more from in Norway and Iceland.