Digital Desk, Los Angeles. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched the Monkeypox Vaccine Equity Pilot Program to support innovative, non-traditional methods to address disparities in monkeypox vaccination. The US Health Agency has given this information.
Starting Thursday, local, state and regional health departments, as well as tribal governments and local non-governmental organizations, can partner together and submit requests to access the monkeypox vaccine through the program, reports Xinhua news agency. can start doing.
The CDC said Thursday that the new pilot program aims to reach populations facing barriers to monkeypox vaccination, including language differences, location of vaccination sites, vaccine hesitancy, mistrust of government, and access to on-line scheduling technology. shortages, disability issues, immigration.
We have a responsibility to address the inequalities exposed by this outbreak, and this program will help make a difference, said CDC Director Rochelle Valensky.
According to the health agency, up to 50,000 doses of the JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine have been allocated for the Monkeypox Vaccine Equity Pilot Program.
As of Wednesday, there were a total of 22,774 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the US, according to the latest CDC data.
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