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FDA Clears Way to Make 786,000 Monkeypox Shots Available Thursday

  • Doses of Bavarian Nordic’s drug were already shipped into US
  • FDA expands license, clearing way for distribution to states
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Another 786,000 doses of Bavarian Nordic’s monkeypox shot will be made available to US states on Thursday as the country grapples with strained vaccine supply amid a growing outbreak, federal regulators said Wednesday. 

“HHS is working to make these doses available to states and jurisdictions as soon as possible to fulfill their needs and will announce allocations tomorrow,” Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a statement. “Aggressively responding to the monkeypox outbreak is a critical priority for HHS.”