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Japan Offers Mpox Vaccines to Columbia for Free

December 8, 2022
Japan’s health ministry said on December 7 that it has provided mpox vaccines for 25,000 people, along with special inoculation needles, to Colombia free-of-charge. The grant of KM Biologics’ LC16 “KMB” came at the request of the Colombian government and…

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