U.S. to accelerate monkeypox vaccine distribution

Posted on AllSides August 18th, 2022
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The Biden administration is speeding up its monkeypox vaccine distribution effort, federal health officials said Thursday.

Why it matters: The Department of Health and Human Services will make an additional 1.8 million doses of the Jynneos vaccine available next week, allowing states and localities to start ordering more vaccine doses sooner than officials originally planned.

Jurisdictions that have already used 90% of their supply will be able to order additional doses beginning Monday, the White House said.

Driving the news: Monkeypox vaccines will be made available at big events with high attendance from the LGBTQ community, White...

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