Health Ministry says T&T has ordered 2000 Monkeypox vaccs from PAHO

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Health Ministry says T&T has ordered 2000 Monkeypox vaccs from PAHO

The Ministry of Health says Trinidad and Tobago has placed an order with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to secure 2,000 monkeypox vaccines.

A statement by the ministry stated this is part of the mitigation and preparation efforts in anticipation of the arrival of the monkeypox virus to T&T’s shores.

The Ministry has disclosed that presently there is no confirmed date of arrival of these vaccines from PAHO.

It added, however, that the public will be advised as soon as there is more information regarding the arrival of these vaccines into the country.

It is reminding members of the public that the main symptoms of Monkeypox are: fever, rash, and swollen lymph nodes.

The virus is transmitted to humans through close contact with an infected person or animal or contaminated material such as bedding.

The virus may also be transferred from one person to another by close contact with lesions, body fluids and respiratory droplets.

Additionally, the Ministry said that if you or anyone close to you has had a recent travel history from any country where cases have been detected and develop symptoms, as described above, please visit your nearest health care provider