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Bavarian Nordic, which makes the only approved monkeypox vaccine, is exploring the viability of using technically expired doses to help bridge a growing gap between demand and supply due to the current outbreak, Reuters tells us. Bavarian chief executive officer Paul Chaplin says global demand for the shot is “exceeding our ability to deliver.” More than 40,000 confirmed cases of monkeypox in over 80 countries where the virus is not endemic have been reported since May. About a third of the current global case count is in the U.S. One way to address supply problems is to evaluate whether millions of doses delivered to the U.S. in previous years that have technically expired are still viable.

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