Monkey pox: why won't the state reveal the number of vaccine doses it has?

Monkey pox: why won’t the state reveal the number of vaccine doses it has?

“We cannot give numbers”, the Minister of Health introduced this Wednesday morning.

While more than 1,700 cases of monkey pox were found in French territoryLGBT associations are calling for the deployment of the vaccine on a larger scale and want the state to communicate the number of doses it has.

A request that reached the ears of François Braun, the new Minister of Health. on franceinfo this Wednesday, he revealed the reason why the State does not show its stockpile of smallpox vaccine.

“We can’t give numbers”

“The stock is a defense secret because smallpox is recognized as a biological weapon”, stated François Braun before adding: “We know that it can be used in case of conflict and therefore it is part of the State’s reserve stocks.” “We cannot give numbers”, he firmly maintained.

“There is a huge stock”, however wanted to reassure the Minister of Health. He took the opportunity to review the progress of vaccination. “We have destocked 42,000 doses”, said François Braun. In details, “32,000 available for 7,000 people vaccinated”.

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“The stock is a defense secret because smallpox is recognized as a biological weapon”, declared François Braun, Minister of Health, who indicated that “there is a very large stock” of vaccine doses. pic.twitter.com/nQ08Yl1OCa

— franceinfo (@franceinfo) July 27, 2022

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