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New monkeypox shot technique to get emergency US approval to extend supply

The US supply of the vaccine Jynneos, developed by Danish firm Bavarian Nordic, cannot meet current demand. However, a new dose-saving method might mean more people can get shots without sacrificing protection.

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US health officials are issuing emergency clearance to a technique for extending the supply of monkeypox vaccine made by Bavarian Nordic A/S amid ongoing shortages.

The action will allow the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to “exercise additional authorities that may increase availability of vaccines to prevent monkeypox while continuing to ensure the vaccine meets high standards for safety, effectiveness and manufacturing quality,” Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a statement.

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