HHS orders 2.5M additional monkeypox vaccines to respond to outbreak

Posted on AllSides July 15th, 2022
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday that it has ordered an additional 2.5 million doses of monkeypox vaccines to respond to the escalating outbreak.

Driving the news: "Our strategy is to secure additional doses for the near-term while also making sure we have a steady supply in the weeks and months to come," HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dawn O’Connell said in a statement.

The order of JYNNEOS vaccines announced Friday will begin arriving in the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) by 2023, HHS said, "bringing the...

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