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US Health Officials Announce New Monkeypox Vaccination Plan

  • Vaccines will be prioritized for states with most the cases
  • HHS is bolstering vaccine supplies of Bavarian’s Jynneos
A technician shows a suspected monkeypox sample at the microbiology laboratory of La Paz Hospital in Madrid.

A technician shows a suspected monkeypox sample at the microbiology laboratory of La Paz Hospital in Madrid.

Photographer: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images
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The Biden administration unveiled a new plan to vaccinate eligible Americans against monkeypox, prioritizing those who have been exposed to the virus in states with the highest infection rates.

Hundreds of thousands of doses of the Jynneos vaccine from Bavarian Nordic A/S will be made available under the administration’s new plan through a tiered-allocation system, the US Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday.