Why do I have to wait for my vaccination against monkeypox?
A smallpox (MVA) vaccination is being offered to people who are most at risk to help protect them against monkeypox.
This leaflet explains that there is a limited supply of the MVA vaccine so, initially, one dose is being offered to those at highest risk. As more vaccine supplies become available, more people will be offered the first dose of the vaccine.
Additional supplies are expected soon and those next in line will be offered the vaccine as soon as it becomes available.