first affected the Île-de-France region

More than 1,300 cases have been reported in Île-de-France, where more than 8,000 vaccinations have already been carried out, ie 70% of the vaccinations in France.

With more than 1,300 reported cases in Île-de-France, including 15 female and 4 pediatric (including one under investigation), the Île-de-France region is particularly affected by the monkeypox epidemic, emphasizes the Regional Agency for Health (ARS) in a press release this Friday. 60 to 70 cases are reported to ARS and Public Health France (SPF) every day.

As of midday on July 28, 2022, 1,955 confirmed cases have been identified in France, according to a latest press release from SPF. The cases most often lived in Île-de-France: 814 or 53% of cases whose area of ​​residence is known, then in Occitania (170 cases or 11%) and in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (161 cases or 10%) .

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On 8 July, the High Authority for Health (HAS) issued an opinion recommending that vaccination be extended to people at very high risk of exposure, namely men who have sex with men and trans people; those who report having multiple partners, as well as people in a situation of prostitution and professionals in places of sexual consumption.

291 injections in Paris, 8000 in Île-de-France

Since that date, ARS Île-de-France says it has organized and financed the opening of 25 vaccination centers for people affected by HAS. From Thursday 28 July “More than 8,000 injections have already been carried out, ie 70% of the vaccinations carried out in France, with a significant increase in the load (5,000 of the 8,000 vaccinations were carried out in the week of July 25)”reports the Ile-de-France ARS.

In Paris – the department with the most cases – 18 vaccination centers have been opened by the ARS and the town hall. Among the most recent inaugurations, the Edison Center in the 13th arrondissement has already administered 291 injections since July 26, or an average of 97 per day. The aim of the center is to rapidly expand its capacities in order to “very large vaccination center” and, according to ARS, reach 2,000 weekly appointments in the short term.

As of Friday, July 29, there have been no monkeypox-related hospitalizations in the area.

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