As a monkeypox outbreak quietly gains steam in the U.S. and elsewhere, American health officials are laying out a plan to stop it. One major component is vaccinations.
Tuesday, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed a plan to make available 1.6 million doses of Bavarian Nordic’s smallpox and monkeypox vaccine Jynneos by the end of the year, according to press reports. Of that total, officials will immediately make available 56,000 doses in areas of high transmission.
They’ll follow that release with another 240,000 doses in the coming weeks, then with another 750,000 doses over the rest of the summer, USA Today reports. The officials plan to release another 500,000 doses in the fall, taking the total supply to around 1.6 million doses. read more