As Monkeypox Cases Surge In California, Feds Look To Increase Vaccine Supply

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A right hand with nails painted red and a bandaid visible on the tip of the third finger holds a vial of the monkeypox vaccine Jynneos. The cap of the vial is bright yellow, and the label is white with blue lettering.
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