The UKHSA announced that it had obtained more than 100,000 additional doses of vaccine and that the first 20,000 should be delivered for use by the NHS in August.
Those most likely to contract the Monkeypox virus will be asked to get vaccinated first, including eligible gay, bisexual or men who have sex with men, frontline staff most at risk of exposure and people who have been in close contact with a confirmed case.
Thousands of Londoners will be contacted over the next few weeks to get vaccinated, and the public is urged to wait to be contacted to get vaccinated.
Find out which clinics in London offer the vaccine below.
Where can I get a monkeypox vaccination in London?
There are at least 18 clinics offering monkeypox vaccinations in London, including the following locations:
- Dean Street Sexual Health Clinic in Soho
- Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
- Guy’s Hospital in Southwark
- Mortimer Market Center in Camden
- Barking East Hospital Outpatient Center
This list will be updated once the full list of locations has been confirmed.
The number of clinics across England offering the vaccine will “rise rapidly” over the coming weeks, according to an NHS statement.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “It is encouraging that the monkeypox vaccine is spreading rapidly in our capital.
“With London experiencing the highest infection rate in the country, it is important that the London NHS is able to prioritize vaccinating those most at risk.
“I urge anyone offered the vaccine to make an appointment as soon as they are contacted.”
Dr Mary Ramsay, Head of Immunization at UKHSA: “Vaccination will further strengthen our response and we therefore urge everyone who is eligible for the vaccine to take it when offered. This will help protect you and others you have come into close contact with.
“Although the infection is mild for many, it can cause severe symptoms and hospitalization for some. Remember that the vaccine may not provide complete protection against monkeypox, so it is important to be alert for symptoms of monkeypox and to call 111 or a sexual health clinic if you have any. expand.