France records 2,171 monkeypox cases as it rolls out vaccine

French health authorities said Tuesday that 2,171 monkeypox cases have so far been confirmed in France, more than half of them in the Paris region. French authorities have opened the capital’s first vaccination centre administering the smallpox vaccine, also effective against monkeypox, to targeted groups. Health minister Francois Braun said France has delivered 42,000 doses so far.

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