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Bavarian Nordic granted European approval of monkeypox vaccine

On Friday, the EMA’s expert committee recommended broadening the vaccine’s label, which already listed smallpox, to include monkeypox. The EU Commission has acted expeditiously, officially authorizing it today.

Photo: Bavarian Nordic / PR

On Monday, the EU Commission officially extended the indication of Bavarian Nordic’s smallpox vaccine, Imvanex, to also include monkeypox, the firm announced in a press release.

The Commission has thus acted fast on the recent positive opinion for the vaccine given by the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP). Only three days have passed since then, Friday.

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