US CDC recommends routine use of Bavarian Nordic mpox vaccine for adults at risk, ET HealthWorld

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Bengaluru: Danish pharmaceutical company Bavarian Nordic said on Wednesday a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel has voted in favor of recommending the routine use of Jynneos vaccine for adults at risk of mpox.

The CDC estimates that 2 million U.S. individuals are eligible for vaccination against mpox under these recommendations, according to Bavarian.

About 23 per cent of this group has received the recommended two doses of Jynneos during the 2022/2023 mpox outbreak to date, Bavarian said.

Bavarian Nordic is targeting a commercial launch of Jynneos in the U.S. in the first half of 2024, pending approval of the updated recommendations, it said.

The company on Monday reported second-quarter revenue that beat expectations, helped by the sale of its mpox/smallpox vaccine, sending its stock up around 10 per cent.

In the United States, more than 30,000 cases of mpox have been reported since Jan. 1 last year, including 54 deaths, according to data from the CDC.

  • Published On Oct 26, 2023 at 11:11 AM IST

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