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US Will Start Making Bavarian Nordic's Monkeypox Shot

  • Bavarian Nordic vaccine to be finished in Michigan facility
  • US company to be ready to start work within three months
Bavarian Nordic monkeypox vaccine.
Bavarian Nordic monkeypox vaccine.Photographer: Jill Connelly/Bloomberg
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The Biden administration is aiming to ramp up supplies of scarce monkeypox vaccine by clearing the way for a deal between manufacturer Bavarian Nordic A/S and a Michigan-based company to finish packaging millions of doses in the US.

Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc. reached a deal that would have it ready to fill Bavarian Nordic’s Jynneos vaccine into finished vials within three months, the Danish company and Biden administration officials said in a statement. The technology transfer is already underway, they said. Normally, it would take as long as eight months to get the finishing process up and running, US health officials said.