Monkeypox: FDA expands vaccine supply, allows shots for children

  • The FDA will allow health-care providers to administer the shots through intradermal injection, or between the layers of the skin, for adults.
  • This will increase the supply of monkeypox shots by as much as fivefold, according to the FDA.
  • The emergency authorization also allows people under age 18 to receive the vaccine if they are at high risk of monkeypox infection.
  • People under age 18 would receive the shot through subcutaneous injection, or beneath the skin.

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