U.S. to increase supply of monkeypox vaccines

U.S. to increase supply of monkeypox vaccines

The White House announced that an additional 1.8 million doses of monkeypox vaccine will be available for distribution starting next week.

White House National Monkeypox Coordinator Bob Fenton said at a news conference that additional doses will be available for order by U.S. jurisdictions starting Monday through the Department of Health and Human Services.

Fenton said the additional doses are part of the National Monkeypox Response Team’s plan to combat the outbreak of the viral disease in the United States and reduce its spread.

He said the department is working to launch a pilot program that will provide up to 50,000 doses from the national stockpile, which will be available at events involving large numbers of gay and bisexual men.