Biden Officials Seek To Boost Supply For Monkeypox Vaccines, Treatment

  • Top Biden administration officials are poised to lay out new steps to accelerate the U.S. response amid the spread of monkeypox and demand for vaccines & treatments.
  • HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, White House monkeypox response coordinator Bob Fenton and CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky will announce that HHS will be making an additional 1.8 million Bavarian Nordic A/S' BVNRY Jynneos monkeypox vaccine doses available for ordering starting Monday," the White House said in a fact sheet obtained first by CNN. 
  • As per the latest CDC data, more than 13,500 monkeypox cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 39,000 cases reported worldwide.
  • The Biden administration is also providing more resources to local jurisdictions to help transition to the new type of injection to stretch out vaccine supply, the CNN report mentioned.
  • Officials will also outline new efforts to make Tpoxx, a monkeypox treatment from SIGA Technologies Inc SIGA, easier to access.
  • HHS' Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response "will make available 50,000 patient courses of TPOXX to jurisdictions next week," the fact sheet said.
  • Price Action: SIGA shares are down 7.27% at $22.97 on the last check Thursday.
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