New and updated monkeypox resources are now available

  28 July 2022  PHN Immunisation Support Program   

The Australian Government Chief Medical Officer has declared monkeypox a Communicable Disease Incident of National Significance.

New and updated monkeypox resources are available and include a fact sheet, patient referral and testing guidance and ATAGI clinical guidance on vaccination against monkeypox.

This updated ATAGI advice includes using the ACAM2000 vaccine to include the use of MVA-BN vaccine to prepare for supplies of the third-generation vaccine being made available in Australia.

The resources are available on the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care website.