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White House Accelerates Monkeypox Vaccine Efforts with 1.8 million Doses

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(CNN) — Top Biden administration officials announced new steps Thursday to accelerate the U.S. response to the spread of monkeypox amid high demand for vaccines and treatments.That includes boosting supply with an additional 1.8 million doses of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine, accelerating the U.S.

Department of Health and Human Services' vaccine distribution timeline. HHS is also launching a new program aimed at making vaccines available and engaging with at-risk communities at large events attracting LGBTQ+ communities.

And the administration is pre-positioning doses of an antiviral treatment for individuals who test positive.The details, compiled in a White House fact sheet, were shared first with CNN.The announcements come as the latest data from the U.S.

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