With supplies low, FDA authorizes plan to stretch limited monkeypox vaccine doses

8/14/2022 7:34:00 PM

The Biden administration is allowing the shot to be given between layers of skin — a method that only requires a fifth of the full dose — in order to increase vaccinations and slow the outbreak.

With the monkeypox vaccine still in short supply, the Biden administration is changing how the vaccine is administered. By offering the shots this way, only a fifth of the full dose is needed for each person. | via NPR

The Biden administration is allowing the shot to be given between layers of skin — a method that only requires a fifth of the full dose — in order to increase vaccinations and slow the outbreak.

an additional declaration today.armed man attempted to enter an FBI office in Cleveland.of protecting Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign while framing Republicans as disinformation peddlers.federal data.

) "In recent weeks the monkeypox virus has continued to spread at a rate that has made it clear our current vaccine supply will not meet the current demand," said FDA Commissioner Dr.Robert M.Heidi Beirich, an expert on far-right movements and co-director of the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism, warned the conspiracy theories could further heighten tensions.Califf.The probe concerns Hunter Biden’s business dealings when he served as a consultant to foreign companies, particularly in Ukraine and China."This will increase the total number of doses available for use by up to five fold.Last week, jurors ruled that Jones had to pay Sandy Hooks parents, whom he called “crisis actors,” nearly $50 million in compensatory and punitive damages." Even with the change, a person will still need to receive two doses of the vaccine.“When the alternative is homelessness, it really puts tenants in a bind.

The FDA authorization also allows those under 18 who are considered at high risk of monkeypox infection to get the shot.During the 2012 shooting, a gunman targeted an elementary school and killed 26 people.However, that population will still receive the vaccine through subcutaneous injection — not the alternative method of injecting between layers of skin.About 1.“I’m worried that the Biden controllers, the third administration of Obama – I’m worried that Obama and his people may provocateur [sic] some type of big terror attack,” he claimed on Bannon's podcast.6 to 1.7 million people in the U.They might start a major war.“Should I live in the dark, skip my medications, or do I just not eat?” Armour said during a Zoom call on Thursday.

S.are considered at highest risk for the disease, but only about 1.Asked about the Mar-a-Lago search on Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk’s show Tuesday, Jones described it as a “giant red herring” to prevent Trump from running for office again.1 million vaccine doses have been available, due to the expiration of vaccine reserves and delays in ordering replacements.Of those doses, about 670,000 have already been shipped to states and other jurisdictions.S.Under the new dosing plan, the remaining 400,000 vials of vaccine will"have the potential to provide up to 2 million doses to Americans," said Robert Fenton, the White House monkeypox response coordinator.Thompson pledged to investigate her agency’s power to tie federal financing for landlords and property managers to new protection for tenants against harmful rent increases, according to Armour.

The skin is home to a number of immune cells that trigger a potentially better immune response and this approach has been used with others vaccines, said Dr.At the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas last week, U.Jon Andrus, an infectious disease specialist at George Washington University."It's actually a very good technique and it makes sense to go forward with it," he said.Rep.But it also has challenges: It's harder to administer a vaccine in between layers of skin, and requires special training.Although this method has worked for polio and yellow fever, evidence that it will work for monkeypox is based on a single.She told an audience that Jones “is being politically persecuted right now.

Federal health officials ackowledge there are still questions about how well the monkeypox vaccine works."There is no traditional assessment of this vaccine," said Califf, adding that the vaccine was approved based on its"immunological response, not on clinical outcomes." Jones' legal troubles might not be over." So far, there have been about 9,000 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the U.S.Jones' lawyer had sent the messages to the plaintiffs' attorney, supposedly by accident., and that's likely an undercount given ongoing testing challenges.

"Right now, we need a lot of vaccine in a very short time period if we're going to get in front of this virus," said Anne Rimoin, an epidemiologist at UCLA.."And these vaccines are likely going to be very effective." During this current outbreak, the vast majority of cases in the U.Since we started the Dallas Observer , it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we'd like to keep it that way.S.are occurring in gay and queer sexual networks, primarily among men who have sex with men.You can help by participating in our"I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.

Monkeypox causes lesions on the skin or mucous membranes.When the lesions rub up against another person's skin or mucous membranes, the virus can be transmitted, especially if the uninfected skin is damaged or broken.Most cases in the U.S.have been traced back to male-to-male sexual contact, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It is possible for monkeypox to transmit nonsexually: people can catch the virus through face-to-face interactions with someone via respiratory droplets or by touching a surface that was contaminated.But data from this outbreak show these routes of transmission are extremely rare in public settings.When they do occur, it most likely happens when you live with an infected person and have prolonged contact with them."Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in recent history have demonstrated significant confidence in vaccines, with COVID vaccination rates that are well over 90%," said Dr.Demetre Daskalakis, CDC's director of the division of HIV/AIDS and the White House monkeypox response deputy coordinator.

"I think we're going to see that we will likely still run out of vaccines before we run out of arms." Copyright 2022 NPR.To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.


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