iCaSH services are commencing the roll out of the smallpox vaccination for pre-exposure prophylaxis of Monkeypox infection. However, due to the significantly constrained supplies of vaccine, at present vaccination of the very highest risk patients, within the national eligibility criteria, is being prioritised. iCaSH services will identify and contact these patients directly to invite them for vaccination; please do not advise patients to call us to request vaccination.
Should you require any more information, please visit the iCaSH website where you will find information about monkeypox infection and the vaccination programme, including why it is necessary for some patients to wait for vaccination. As and when more vaccine becomes available, iCaSH services will proactively contact eligible cohorts as vaccination opened up more widely.