Enhanced Strategy to Vaccinate and Protect At-Risk Individuals from the Monkeypox Outbreak Released

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an enhanced nationwide vaccination strategy to mitigate the spread of monkeypox. The strategy will vaccinate and protect those at risk of monkeypox, prioritize vaccines for areas with the highest numbers of cases and provide guidance to state, territorial, tribal, and local health officials to aid their planning and response efforts. Read more about the strategy here. For more information regarding Monkeypox clinical diagnosis and treatment review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Call. There have been confirmed cases of Monkeypox in Pennsylvania to date, including one identified by a western Pennsylvania Community Health Center.