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Is there a Monkeypox Vaccine and Will South Africans have to take it, Here's what we know. Opinion.

Monkeypox has been declared a global pandemic by the world health organization, and that's not surprising as more and more cases are showing up. Unfortunately South Africa is not immune to it and a couple of cases have shown up here too. However as monkeypox is spreading, there has to be measures put in place to stop it and one of those measures is a vaccine.

Does one exist :

Unlike Covid 19, where a vaccine had to be developed, a vaccine for monkeypox already exists. Unfortunately there have allegedly been signs that parts of Africa are being marginalized, like it did when Covid 19 vaccines first appeared. So will we even get them.

Will we get the vaccine :

The World Health Organisation's (WHO) regional director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, said that what happened in Africa when Covid 19 vaccines was first introduced, should not be allowed to reoccur. We shouldn't have to watch from the sidelines as limited supplies of vaccines are snatched up by other Countries.

So while people are working to get us those vaccines, when it does get to us, I have my own concerns, that being what rules would surround us taking it.

My Opinion :

At the moment we know nothing about who will have to take the vaccine and who won't and whether it will be voluntary or mandatory. We also don't know how South Africans Would react to it as we were split (between the people who wanted to take it and the people who didn't) when the Covid 19 vaccine was first introduced.

Which Is why I would like to urge South Africans to keep an eye on the news and put real time into researching monkeypox. So that you can make the right decision when the time comes.

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Source :

https://www.news24.com/amp/news24/africa/news/signs-of-africa-being-sidelined-in-monkeypox-fight-says-who-20220703

Source :

https://slate.com/technology/2022/07/monkey-pox-vaccine-questions-jynneos.html

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