A recent request for an increased number of doses of the JYNNEOS vaccine by the U.S. Department of Health and Human services underscores mounting concerns by U.S. health officials regarding an uptick in reported cases of monkeypox.
Mounting Public Health Concerns Regarding Monkeypox
In June of 2022, the HHS announced an enhanced strategy to address the increasing number of confirmed cases of monkeypox in the U.S. that consists of:
Vaccinate and protect those at risk of monkeypox,
Prioritize vaccines for areas with the highest numbers of patients, and;
Guide state, territorial, tribal, and local health officials to aid their planning and response efforts.