In Sweden, 77 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed so far this year.

The Public Health Authority announced this week that it had received doses of the vaccine Jynneos that are enough for approximately 1,500 people.

Those exposed to monkeypox virus will be prioritized during vaccination.

"The most important thing to slow down the increasing spread of infection is early identification of cases," says Sören Andersson, head of unit at the Public Health Agency, in a press release.

New vaccine can be approved

During Friday, the European Medicines Agency EMA announced that it recommends EU member states to approve another vaccine against the virus.

It concerns the vaccine Imvanex, which has already been used against smallpox.

The formal decision on approval is made by the EU Commission, TT states.

WHO convened expert committee

On Thursday, the WHO held an expert meeting to decide whether the outbreak of monkeypox should be classified as a global health crisis, the WHO's highest warning level.

A similar meeting was held on 23 June, when it was decided that the outbreak was not serious enough.

It is unclear when the conclusions of Thursday's meeting will be presented, writes TT.

Kyle Planck is one of those infected with monkeypox.

Hear him tell more in the clip.