US health authorities admit they don’t have enough monkeypox vaccines amid rising cases

A U.S. public health official said that in the United States, which is expecting an increase in monkeypox cases in the coming weeks, there are currently not enough vaccine doses to meet demand.

During a press conference, Rochelle Wolinsky, director of the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (the premier federal public health agency in the US), explained: “I want to acknowledge that regional demand for vaccines is now higher than ours. available stock and we know it’s frustrating.”

And she continued: “We don’t have all the vaccines we want to get yet,” expecting “an increase in cases in the coming weeks” as concerns grow, especially about monkeypox in New York City, the virus’ epicenter. distribution, where nearly 390 cases have been tracked, as it has become. A total of 1,470 cases have been reported in the United States.

It’s also worth noting that New York City Health Services was forced to apologize this week after a large number of outages occurred on the vaccine booking website, as City Health Department Director Ashwin Wasan said “Vaccine supplies are very limited due to across the country, especially here in New York.”

Source: AFP

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