Latest on the monkeypox outbreak with Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH | AMA COVID-19 Update Video | AMA

Garcia:  The Department of Health and Human Services reported that 340,000 doses have already been delivered across the country since the start of the outbreak. We know that FDA has authorized 800,000 additional doses of the Geneos vaccine. Remember, this is a two-dose vaccine. Those doses are being allocated to jurisdictions based on their case numbers and also the size of their at-risk populations.

Garcia: It is but there are efforts underway. We are hearing that capacity is increasing. And last Thursday, HHS Secretary Becerra reported that the U.S. now has the capacity to conduct 60,000 to 80,000 tests for monkeypox per week. And that is up from only 6,000 tests per week at the beginning of the outbreak. I think this is coming down to messaging. And we need to be really clear about where patients can go to get tested if they think they’ve been exposed to monkeypox.

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