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Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, National Monkeypox Response Coordinator Bob Fenton and Deputy Coordinator Dr. Demetre Daskalakis

  MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Good afternoon, everybody.  All right, so today we have two new guests that are with us in the briefing room.  Our Monkeypox Response Coordinator, Bob Fenton, and Deputy Coordinator, Dr. Demetre, are here with us to provide an update on our progress against the monkeypox outbreak and take a few questions.  And I will have — Bob, you want to go first? MR. FENTON:  Thank you. MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  All right. MR. FENTON:  Well, good morning, and thanks for having me and Dr. Daskalakis here in the briefing room today. We wanted to provide an update on the progress we’re making in fighting the monkeypox outbreak. As we announced a couple of weeks back, we have ample supply to vaccinate the highest-risk individuals against monkeypox.  Nearly all jurisdictions have moved toward the intradermal vaccine approach, which means that jurisdictions have effectively transitioned toward an approach that has gotten not only more shots into arms but also without sacrificing the safety