Europe – JCVI advises on gonorrhea and mpox vaccinations

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advises the UK government on vaccination and immunisation matters.

The JCVI has today issued its advice to government for a routine targeted vaccination programme for the prevention of gonorrhoea, alongside advising on a routine vaccination programme against mpox for those at highest risk.

The JCVI advice is that both programmes should be offered on an opportunistic basis through specialist sexual health services which have the experience in assessment and identification of those who are at increased risk of infection with bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

This advice will now be considered in full by Department of Health and Social Care ministers before any policy decisions are made on any new routine immunisation programmes. Should the advice be accepted, operational detail of how the vaccine will be delivered will follow…