Biden admin plans to deploy up to 1.6 million doses of Monkeypox vaccine to states over the next few months. The vaccines will be administered to “those who had close physical contact with someone diagnosed with monkeypox, those who know their sexual partner was diagnosed with monkeypox, and men who have sex with men who have recently had multiple sex partners in a venue where there was known to be monkeypox or in an area where monkeypox is spreading,” HHS said in a statement.

Analyst Comment: The US has 350 confirmed cases of monkeypox ,although it is unclear if this is total cases since the beginning of the outbreak or current cases as the CDC has not published detailed case data, so current case count could be even lower.