French Health Minister Francois Braun announced that a high-capacity monkeypox vaccination centre will open to the public in Paris from Tuesday.
According to Public Health France, the capital region recorded 726 monkeypox cases last week, accounting for nearly half of the 1,567 confirmed cases in France, Xinhua news agency reported.
According to the Health Minister, the number of confirmed cases has risen to more than 1,700.
Braun emphasised that the country “reacted immediately” to the increased number of monkeypox cases, adding that “more than 100 vaccination centres are in place today.”
On July 23, the World Health Organization declared the monkeypox outbreak to be a public health emergency of international concern.