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US Plans to Make 786,000 Monkeypox Shots Available Thursday

July 27, 2022, 3:37 PM

Another 786,000 doses of Bavarian Nordic’s monkeypox shot will be made available to US states on Thursday as the country grapples with strained vaccine supply amid a growing outbreak, federal regulators said Wednesday.

“HHS is working to make these doses available to states and jurisdictions as soon as possible to fulfill their needs and will announce allocations tomorrow,” Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a statement. “Aggressively responding to the monkeypox outbreak is a critical priority for HHS.”

The US Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it approved a supplement to Bavarian Nordic’s ...