Hong Kong has been on guard against monkeypox. Photo: AFP
Hong Kong has been on guard against monkeypox. Photo: AFP
Monkeypox

Hong Kong considering buying vaccines for monkeypox despite ‘low risk’ of disease detected in city, health officials say

  • Health chief Sophia Chan says authorities will continue to monitor situation closely but does not reveal what types of vaccine or medication are being considered
  • Smallpox vaccination is at least 80 per cent effective in protecting against monkeypox, says director of health Dr Ronald Lam

Hong Kong has been on guard against monkeypox. Photo: AFP
Hong Kong has been on guard against monkeypox. Photo: AFP
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