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CHMP officially recommends Bavarian Nordic's vaccine for monkeypox in Europe

Bavarian Nordic’s vaccine was already approved in the monkeypox indication in the US and Canada – Imvanex is now one step closer to gaining the same authorization in Europe.

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The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has granted Bavarian Nordic a positive opinion to extend smallpox vaccine Imvanex’s indication to include monkeypox, the firm reported Friday.

Now, the only thing standing in the way of the vaccine’s official use to ward off monkeypox in the region is the EU Commission, which has the final say in matters of drug authorization.

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