On Wednesday, it was reported that almost 800,000 doses of the monkeypox vaccine would soon be available nationwide after an order from the federal government.
According to reports, more than 310,000 Jynneos vaccine shots have already been distributed, but this is insufficient to meet demand in several cities, including New York, which has reported over 1,000 cases.
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said the Department of Health and Human Services approved 786,000 more vaccines on Wednesday and began distributing them immediately.
Based on the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control, more than 3,500 people in the U.S. have been infected with monkeypox.
Studies have shown that anyone can contract monkeypox, which often spreads through skin-to-skin contact.
The disease can also be spread through linens used by an infected person.
At the moment, the majority of cases have been detected in gay and bisexual men.