Feds Buy 500,000 More Monkeypox Vaccine Doses

The Hill reports:

Health officials announced on Friday that the White House has ordered 500,000 more doses of a vaccine believed to be effective against monkeypox.

Dawn O’Connell, assistant secretary for preparedness and response for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced during a press briefing that the U.S. had ordered half a million liquid, frozen doses of the Jynneos smallpox vaccine.

While there are currently no vaccines or antivirals specifically designed to treat monkeypox, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized Jynneos for use in adults to prevent monkeypox infections.

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