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N.Y. State to Get Fewer Monkeypox Vials Under New US Vaccination Strategy

  • Hochul pushes back on plan aimed at stretching stockpile
  • Dose-extending strategy can yield five doses from one vial
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The US government’s strategy to stretch its dwindling stockpile of monkeypox vaccines means that states will get fewer vials than initially allocated, and New York officials are pushing back as cases mount.

“My argument is give us the same number of vials and we can really have an effective approach here,” New York Governor Kathy Hochul said at a briefing Monday. However, she acknowledged the federal government “doesn’t have that luxury right now” because supply chain shortages are so severe.