Monkeypox outbreak: US boosting its vaccination strategy, handing out 296,000 vax doses in coming weeks
As the monkeypox outbreak grows, the Biden White House and other federal health officials are significantly boosting a vaccination strategy by releasing 300,000 vax doses over the coming weeks.
The nationwide vax plan will protect those at-risk of monkeypox and prioritize vaccines for areas with the highest case counts. The CDC has reported more than 300 cases in the U.S., and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health — which confirmed the country’s first case — has reported 13 monkeypox infections as of last week.
“After exposure, vaccinations can play a role in...