Tag Archives: Monkeypox vaccine

CDC: Early Data Promising On Monkeypox Vaccine

The New York Times reports: Americans who received a single dose of the monkeypox vaccine were significantly less likely to be infected by the virus over the summer than those who did not, according to an analysis published on Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that offered a limited glimpse of the shot’s protectiveness. The findings, gleaned …

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New MPX Cases Continue Decline, CDC Warns Of Added Risk For HIV+, NYC Offers Second Dose Appointments

NBC New York reports: The White House said Wednesday it’s optimistic about a decline in monkeypox cases and an uptick in vaccinations against the infectious virus, despite worsening racial disparities in reported cases. Promising to ramp up vaccination offerings at LGBTQ Pride festivals around the country in the coming weeks, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, the deputy coordinator of the White House …

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NYC Begins Offering Walk-In MPX Vaccine First Doses, Second Vax Doses To Be Scheduled For 10 Weeks Later

From the New York City Department of Health: New York City has announced that it will begin making second doses of the monkeypox vaccine available by appointment only. People who received their first dose at least 10 weeks earlier will be notified by email or text that they are eligible for their second doses so that they can make appointments …

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WH To Boost MPX Vaccine Outreach At LGBTQ Events

The Hill reports: The Biden administration on Tuesday announced plans to expand the response to the monkeypox outbreak by providing vaccinations and education at large LGBTQ-centered events around the country following a recent pilot program carried out in Charlotte, N.C. Demetre Daskalakis [photo], deputy director for the White House’s national monkeypox response, stated during a briefing that the administration was …

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HHS Deal To Speed Domestic MPX Vaccine Production

Axios reports: The Biden administration struck an $11 million deal on Monday to support the packaging of the monkeypox Jynneos vaccine at a domestic facility. The move is another step the administration is taking to bolster the supplies of the vaccine amid limited availability. The Jynneos vaccine is produced by the Danish company Bavarian Nordic, which signed a deal earlier …

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WHO Reports 21% Global Decline In Monkeypox Cases

The Associated Press reports: The number of monkeypox cases reported globally dropped by 21% in the last week, reversing a month-long trend of rising infections and a possible signal the outbreak in Europe may be starting to decline, according to a World Health Organization report issued Thursday. British health authorities said last week after seeing a decline in the number …

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NYC To Offer 12K MPX Vax Appointments Tonight As City DOH Reports “Pretty Steep Decline” In New Cases

Spectrum New York reports: New York City has seen a significant decline in its daily monkeypox case count in recent weeks, but vaccination disparities remain a cause for concern, health officials said Tuesday. The five boroughs’ seven-day average case count fell from a peak of 72 on July 30 to 16 on Monday, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene data …

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EU Regulator Backs US Plan To Stretch MPX Vax Doses

The Voice Of America reports: A smaller dose of the monkeypox vaccine appears to still be effective and can be used to stretch the current supply by five times, the European Medicines Agency said Friday, echoing a recommendation made earlier this month by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The EU drug regulator said in a statement that injecting people …

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NYC To Address Racial Disparities In MPX Vax Access

Matt Tracy reports at Gay City News: The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced that 63,000 doses of the monkeypox vaccine have been administered in the city, but officials are also pointing to racial disparities and vowing to dole out $5 million to community groups to address inequities in the next phase of the vaccine rollout. …

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HHS To Distribute 1.8M MPX Vaccine Doses On Monday

Via press release from the White House: Today, HHS is announcing that it has accelerated Phase 4 of its National Vaccine Strategy and will be making an additional 1.8 million doses available for ordering starting Monday, August 22. Jurisdictions that are adopting the intradermal administration of vaccine and have used 90% of their current supply of vaccine will be able …

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NYC To Offer 6000 MPX Vax Appts At 10AM Tomorrow

Spectrum News reports: Eligible New Yorkers will have another opportunity to sign up for monkeypox vaccine appointments on Saturday, health officials said Friday. The city will post 6,000 appointment slots to its monkeypox vaccine portal at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a press release Friday afternoon. New Yorkers can also …

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NYC Council Introduces Bills To Address MPX Response

Spectrum News reports: Following the city’s bumpy rollout of monkeypox vaccines this summer, the New York City Council LGBTQIA+ Caucus unveiled legislation Thursday morning aimed at combating the outbreak across the five boroughs. If passed, the package, which consists of three bills, would require the city to establish a multi-pronged monkeypox response plan, create an education and outreach strategy, ensure …

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MPX Vax Maker Concerned About Plan To Split Doses

The Washington Post reports: The manufacturer of the only vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration to protect against monkeypox privately warned senior Biden health officials about their plan to split doses and change how the shots are delivered. “We do have some reservations … due to the very limited safety data available,” Bavarian Nordic CEO Paul Chaplin wrote …

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Florida’s Monkeypox Cases Have Doubled In One Week

Politico reports: The Florida Department of Health counted 985 people infected by the monkeypox virus as of Tuesday, marking a jump from the 525 infections reported by Surgeon General Joseph A. Ladapo one week ago. The agency also ordered the full 72,000 vaccine doses allocated by HHS. The HHS allocation is not enough to keep up with the outbreak of …

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FDA To Unveil Strategy To Split MPX Vaccine Doses

The Washington Post reports: Biden administration officials are set to announce Tuesday a new strategy to split monkeypox vaccine doses in hopes of vaccinating up to five times as many people against the virus, according to officials with direct knowledge of the plan. Rather than inject doses of Jynneos subcutaneously, a traditional way of delivering vaccines into the fatty tissue …

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NYC To Open Five More MPX Vaccine Clinics [VIDEO]

New York City’s Fox affiliate reports: New York City is doubling the capacity to administer monkeypox vaccine shots as five new vaccine clinics are opening. The city also announced that it plans to open a clinic in the heart of Times Square in Manhattan. The move comes as the federal government declared a public health emergency. 79,000 doses have been …

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CDC Issues New Guidance On Avoiding Monkeypox

Axios reports: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated guidance Friday recommending that people limit their sexual partners while waiting to get vaccinated against monkeypox. While monkeypox is not considered a sexually transmitted disease, it is often transmitted through “close, sustained physical contact, which can include sexual contact,” the CDC said. Infections are overwhelmingly among men who have …

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Moderna May Create mRNA-Based Monkeypox Vax

ABC News reports: Amid growing concerns over the potential threat of monkeypox, executives from Moderna said Wednesday they have initiated a research program to consider whether the company could create a monkeypox vaccine with mRNA technology. “We’re obviously very aware of the monkeypox concern and obviously very sensitive to recent announcements,” Moderna President Stephen Hoge said during an investor call. …

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TONIGHT: NYC Offers 23K Monkeypox Vaccine Appts

New York City’s CBS affiliate reports: The next round of monkeypox vaccine appointments in New York City will go online Thursday, the health department says. City health officials say 23,000 first-dose appointments will be made available on the city’s vaccine portal starting Thursday at 6 p.m. The number of cases continues to rise both in the city and across the …

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New York City Mayor Declares Monkeypox “Emergency”

New York City’s NBC News affiliate reports: New York City is declaring a public health emergency in response to the monkeypox outbreak, a step that officials say will unlock additional tools to help slow the spread in the city that’s become the epicenter of another health crisis. Mayor Eric Adams and Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan officially issued the declaration late …

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