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Amid shortages, Biden ramps up monkeypox vaccine distribution

Added 06-28-22 08:18:02pm EST - “Just 306 cases of monkeypox are confirmed in the US, but the true caseload is believed to be higher and vaccines for smallpox are highly effective against the virus.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Amid shortages, Biden ramps up monkeypox vaccine distribution”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Biden administration on Tuesday announced what it called the “first phase” of a national monkeypox vaccination drive after doses ran out in New York City and Washington, DC — with 1.6 million doses contracted for distribution.

Just 306 cases of monkeypox are confirmed in the US, but the true caseload is believed to be higher and vaccines for smallpox are highly effective against the virus.

“To date, HHS has received requests from 32 states and jurisdictions, deploying over 9,000 doses of vaccine and 300 courses of antiviral smallpox treatments,” the White House said in a fact sheet.

“With today’s national monkeypox vaccine strategy, the United States is significantly expanding deployment of vaccines, allocating 296,000 doses over the coming weeks, 56,000 of which will be allocated immediately. Over the coming months a combined 1.6 million additional doses will become available.”

About 800,000 doses are being imported in July and early August and then another 500,000 doses were recently contracted for, an official told reporters on a White House call.

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