HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

HHS lines up near­ly $700M in sup­ply deals to com­bat mon­key­pox and stock up on a small­pox treat­ment

The De­part­ment of Health and Hu­man Ser­vices is dou­bling down on ef­forts to se­cure more dos­es of Bavar­i­an Nordic’s mon­key­pox vac­cine and Chimerix’s small­pox treat­ment as the CDC re­veals that few peo­ple have com­plet­ed their full vac­cine se­ries.

BAR­DA an­nounced on Mon­day that it’s shelling out $11 mil­lion to Michi­gan-based Grand Riv­er Asep­tic Man­u­fac­tur­ing, which agreed ear­li­er this month to per­form fill and fin­ish ser­vices for Bavar­i­an Nordic’s mon­key­pox vac­cine Jyn­neos.

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