WH Announces New Monkeypox Vaccine Strategy Prioritizing Outbreak Areas

"The White House unveiled an updated monkeypox vaccination strategy Tuesday afternoon, with plans to send hundreds of thousands of doses to areas with confirmed outbreaks.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to distribute 296,000 doses of the Jynneos vaccine — an already-developed monkeypox vaccine — to jurisdictions across the country. An initial 56,000 will be distributed immediately to areas such as Sacramento that have already seen cases, and the additional 240,000 will be distributed “in the coming weeks,” HHS said.

The United States has seen 306 total monkeypox cases, eight of which have been in the Sacramento area. The virus has infected 4,700 people globally during this recent outbreak."

Amelia Davidson reports for McClatchy June 28, 2022.

Source: McClatchy, 06/29/2022