The U.S. will offer nearly 300,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine in the coming weeks


This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak.

The Department of Health and Human Services will make 296,000 doses available in the coming weeks, and expects a total of 1.6 million doses to be available in the U.S. by the end of the year.

(Image credit: Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)

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