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Mpox: 'This virus got into a community and spread rapidly'

6 December 2022 - 11 mins
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The mpox vaccine is currently being rolled out across Ireland. Newstalk reporter, Henry McKean met those who have got the vaccine, and also Adam Shanley, MPower Programme Manager at HIV Ireland, who have been crucial in pushing the vaccine rollout...

11 mins

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