Russell-Moyle on the high rate of monkeypox and the Brighton vaccine

BRIGHTON has the highest rate of monkeypox cases in England outside of London.

As of August 15, Brighton and Hove had recorded 75 cases, the latest data available.

This means the city has a case rate of 0.27 per 1,000 people – the highest outside of London, according to the UK Health Safety Agency (UKHSA).

The BBC reported that Brighton ran out of monkeypox vaccines five days ago.

Kemp Town Labor MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle has criticized the government’s response to monkeypox.

“The government has been too slow in buying and distributing vaccines. They have only provided half of the vaccines Brighton needs for its ‘very high risk’ groups,” he said.

“We have the highest prevalence of monkeypox outside of London but our last shipment of vaccines to Brighton and Worthing were 400 doses on the Monday after Pride, just filling appointments already booked.

“Other lower risk areas have received another shipment but none of the remaining 5,000 vaccines we need to hold until the end of September have been allocated to Brighton.

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Mr Russell-Moyle said the longer the city waits for its share of vaccines, the greater the risk becomes.

“The government failed to order vaccines until three months after the spread of monkeypox, and even then it underordered 100,000,” he said.

“They have put Brighton and Britain at risk because of their inaction.”

The Argus was awaiting confirmation from the NHS of the official number of vaccines available in Sussex when it went to press.

Mr Russell-Moyle said anyone identified as “high risk” must be contacted and reassured they are “waiting in line” and those who consider themselves to be “high risk” but who are not registered registration.

“We need a non-judgmental public information campaign on symptoms and risks, and we need government action to secure the 250,000 vaccines that the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV says is needed,” he said.

The infection can be passed from person to person by touching clothing, bedding, or towels used by someone with a monkeypox rash, touching an infected person’s skin blisters or scabs, and causing a person with a monkeypox rash to cough and sneeze.

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