The goal of the public health emergency declaration is to prevent monkeypox from becoming a widespread threat to public health.
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Declaring monkeypox a national health emergency will allow the U.S. government to direct resources and funds where needed to help slow the spread of the virus.
The Jynneos monkeypox vaccine provides strong protection against infection but is in short supply.
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There are two approved monkeypox vaccines in the US. Both use a related poxvirus called vaccinia to produce an immune response that protects against smallpox and monkeypox.
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Monkeypox is from the same virus family as smallpox.
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How it spreads and how to protect yourself.
A health-care provider administers monkeypox vaccine at an outdoor walk-in clinic in Montréal, on July 23, 2022. It is crucial that people who have been exposed to monkeypox get vaccinated if they do not yet have symptoms, or isolate if they do have symptoms.
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To control monkeypox, there is a short window — weeks, not months — in which to vaccinate the most susceptible and to encourage and support self-isolation for those who have symptoms.
Polio is endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan in 2022.
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The oral polio vaccine – which is no longer given in the US – relies on a live but weakened virus that can actually be passed from person to person.
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Clinical studies show that mixing and matching booster vaccines can lead to a more robust immune response.
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On the horizon: A new omicron-focused version of the Moderna vaccine that may offer longer protection and a stronger immune response.
Talking about vaccines with trusted health care providers and with family can help wade through the sea of information – and misinformation.
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With COVID-19 shots finally available for infants and preschoolers, knowing how to combat misinformation on social media and elsewhere could be more important than ever.
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Viral surveillance and prediction may be key parts of figuring out what goes into a vaccine.
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A new generation of vaccines and boosters against SARS-CoV-2 may take a page from the anti-influenza playbook, with shots periodically tailored to target the most commonly circulating virus strains.
Inhaled vaccine delivery could take on not only COVID-19, but also other respiratory infections, including tuberculosis.
An inhaled COVID-19 vaccine would go directly to where the body would use it: the mucosal surface of the airways. This could mean less waste and more benefit, lower costs and reduced side-effects.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (right) faces food shortages as his country experiences a major COVID surge.
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Seven nasal vaccines for COVID-19 are currently in clinical trials around the world.
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Research suggests that giving a person a vaccine through their nose can provide a better defense against future exposure to the coronavirus compared to a shot in the arm.