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US will stretch monkeypox vaccine supply with smaller doses

 

August 10, 2022

Rick Bowmer, Associated Press

A registered nurse prepared a dose of monkeypox vaccine at the Salt Lake County Health Department Thursday, July 28, 2022, in Salt Lake City.

WASHINGTON - U.S. health officials on Tuesday authorized a plan to stretch the nation's limited supply of monkeypox vaccine by giving people just one-fifth the usual dose, citing research suggesting that the reduced amount is about as effective.

The so-called dose-sparing approach also calls for administering the Jynneos vaccine with an injection just under the skin rather than into deeper tissue - a practice that may rev up the immune system better. Recipients would still get two shots spaced four weeks apart.

The highly unusual step is a stark acknowledgment that the U.S. currently lacks the supplies needed to vaccinate everyone seeking protection from the rapidly spreading virus.

https://www.startribune.com/us-will-stretch-monkeypox-vaccine-supply-with-smaller-doses/600196954/

 

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