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HHS Issues Latest Health Care Press Releases

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued its latest press releases on health care topics, which you can read and access below.


Latest U.S. Department of Health & Human Services News Releases


Monkeypox vaccine



JYNNEOS Vaccine for Monkeypox


The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an EUA for the JYNNEOS vaccine to allow healthcare providers to use the vaccine by intradermal injection for individuals 18 years of age and older who are determined to be at high risk for monkeypox.  Learn more »


HHS News Releases Week of August 21, 2022


HHS Facilitates Agreement to Accelerate Delivery of Additional Smallpox and Monkeypox Vaccines Using New U.S. Production Line

August 18, 2022


HHS has facilitated an agreement between Bavarian Nordic and Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing (GRAM), a Michigan-based pharmaceutical contract manufacturer, to establish the first fill and finish line for the JYNNEOS vaccine in the U.S.  Read full news release »


As American Families Prepare for Back-to-School, Biden-Harris Administration Strengthens Access to High-Quality, Comprehensive Health Care for Children

August 18, 2022


HHS, through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), announced three key actions to strengthen and expand access to high-quality, comprehensive health care for children across the country.  Read full news release »


Inaugural PandemicX Accelerator Graduates Cohort Creating a Model for Future Public-Private Collaboration

August 18, 2022


The Biden-Harris Administration is working to increase tech innovations and health equity in the wake of COVID-19 by launching a novel program to accelerate private-public collaboration called PandemicX.  Read full news release »


HHS Deputy Secretary and ACF Assistant Secretary Visit Operation Allies Welcome National Conference Center

August 17, 2022


HHS Deputy Secretary Andrea Palm visited the National Conference Center (NCC) Safe Haven to thank federal partners for their dedication and hard work to support the Biden-Harris Administration’s Operation Allies Welcome (OAW) initiative which has facilitated more than 80,000 Afghan nationals to join communities across the country.  Read full news release »


Statements by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure on President Biden Signing Inflation Reduction Act into Law

August 16, 2022


HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure issued the following statements after President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law.  Read full news release »


HHS Approves 12-month Extension of Postpartum Medicaid and CHIP Coverage in Hawaii, Maryland, and Ohio

August 16, 2022


HHS, through CMS, approved the extension of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage for 12 months after pregnancy in Hawaii, Maryland, and Ohio.  Read full news release »


Biden-Harris Administration Makes Hundreds of Thousands More Vaccine Doses Available to Support Monkeypox Response

August 15, 2022


The Biden-Harris Administration, through HHS, announced today that it is making up to 442,000 doses of the JYNNEOS vaccine available for states and jurisdictions to order under an accelerated Phase 3 of the National Vaccine Strategy (NVS) to combat the current monkeypox outbreak.  Read full news release »


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CDC Streamlines
COVID-19 Guidance


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is streamlining its COVID-19 guidance to help people better understand their risk, how to protect themselves and others, what actions to take if exposed and if they are sick or test positive.  Learn more »