Wisconsin Monkeypox vaccines: Limited supply to those high-risk

A man receives a dose of the Monkeypox vaccine at the Edison municipal vaccination centre in Paris on July 27, 2022. - French government announced on July 25, 2022 to mobilize "additional arms" to vaccinate against monkeypox, at a time when elected o

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced expanded eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine, Thursday, July 28. 

To date, DHS has been allocated 1,486 doses of the JYNNEOS vaccine from the federal government, which is enough vaccine for 743 people to complete the two-dose series. 

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As of Thursday, DHS has identified 14 cases of orthopoxvirus, presumed to be monkeypox, in Wisconsin. 

"Due to a limited vaccine supply, DHS is currently following the federal government’s recommendation to prioritize the JYNNEOS vaccine for individuals at the highest risk of infection," said DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake. "At the same time, we encourage all Wisconsinites to be aware of the signs and symptoms of monkeypox and take precautions to prevent the spread."