Vaccination Against Monkeypox Using MVA-BN Vaccines

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NOTE, there has been an update to the Green Book Chapter 29: UKHSA has advised that intra-muscular administration is an acceptable alternative to subcutaneous injection of MVA-BN vaccines, the resources have been updated to reflect this change

Vaccination Against Monkeypox Using MVA-BN Vaccines

Since 6th May 2022 public health agencies in the United Kingdom have been responding to an outbreak of monkeypox. 

In order to support practitioners NHS Education for Scotland in partnership with Public Health Scotland have developed a learning resource in relation to the use of MVA-BN vaccines.   

On week beginning 1st August 2022 this resource was updated to highlight that in Scotland Smallpox Modified Vaccinia Ankara – Bavarian Nordic (MVA-BN) will be distributed under 2 brand names, Imvanex® and Jynneos ®, although it is the same vaccine. 

NOTE:  These educational resources continue to be updated as required to support this programme but do not replace the clinical judgement of practitioners. Practitioners should ensure that they accessing the most current version and should refer to local and national guidance. 

Practitioners may find it useful to access the Public Health Scotland monkeypox guidance and information webpage, which will be updated regularly. 

Education resources
Subcutaneous Administration of Vaccines

This short learning resource subcutaneous injection of vaccines is intended to help support practitioners administering vaccines using the subcutaneous route.  

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The resource was developed by NHS Education for Scotland and Public Health Scotland in collaboration with a range of colleagues with relevant expertise including from the Chief Nursing Officer Directorate in Scotland, Royal College of Nursing and colleagues from across the UK countries.

NOTE: The information contained within this slide set in relation to injection technique has been sourced from the Green Book and other sources. Practitioners should ensure that they at all times adhere to local policies and procedures in relation to clinical skills practice under their employers’ clinical governance

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Alternative Formats

This resource may be available, in full or summary form, in alternative formats and community languages.  Please contact NHS Education for Scotland on 0131 656 3200 or email altforms@nes.scot.nhs.uk to discuss how we can best meet your requirements.

Transcripts of any videos within this resource are available on request.