US to Deliver 1.8 Million Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine

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  • US to supply 360,000 vials that would protect nearly two million.
  • The extra JYNNEOS supply will begin from August 22nd.
  • US reports more than 13,500 currently.

Washington: The US has announced to bolster the supply of monkeypox vaccines with 1.8 million additional doses. The US Home Dept on Thursday said to make extra JYNNEOS vaccines will be available beginning from August 22nd.

“To date, the Biden-Harris Administration has delivered nearly 1 million doses of JYNNEOS vaccine to jurisdictions – the largest JYNNEOS MPV vaccine program in the world,” the White House said in a statement Thursday. The newly authorized technique will deliver 360,00 vials of vaccine that will shield nearly two million people.

Currently, more than 13,500 cases of Monkeypox have been registered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as of August 17th. In the statement on Thursday, it further announced to make vaccines more available to members of high-risk communities for which it has decided to set aside 50,000 vaccine doses from the national pile for distribution at gay pride.

While officials have stressed that monkeypox can infect anybody through things like prolonged skin-to-skin contact, men who have sex with men have been at especially high risk of infection, and have made up about 93 per cent of US cases.

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