Gay men could be targeted with monkeypox vaccine as experts fear infected are slipping under radar

Gay men could be offered monkeypox vaccines in a focused rollout, MailOnline has learned.

Experts said the strategy could be deployed if cases continue to disproportionally be in homosexual and bisexual males.

Six of Britain’s nine confirmed cases are men who have sex with men, which officials say is ‘highly suggestive of spread in sexual networks’. 

Britain’s cases are expected to double today, with health chiefs expected to confirm nine more, it was claimed today. 

MailOnline yesterday revealed that health chiefs were stockpiling jabs amid growing fears about the tropical virus’s spread. Ministers were already sitting on 5,000 doses but have now ordered an extra 20,000. 

Close contacts of the UK’s known cases are already being offered the jab, which was originally designed for…

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