GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) – A Grand Rapids company has been appointed to fill and complete orders for the monkeypox vaccine for use in the United States.
Bavarian Nordic A/S announced Thursday that Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing of Grand Rapids will begin filling vaccine orders. Bavarian Nordic announced on August 15 that it had received an additional order for 2.5 million doses of the vaccine. Combined with previous orders, the company has now requested a total of 5.5 million doses to be delivered in 2022 and 2023. The announcement is expected to increase Bavarian Nordic’s manufacturing capacity.
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“Rapidly increasing the supply and safe delivery of the monkeypox vaccine to Americans most at risk of contracting the virus is a top priority for President Biden,” said Bob Fenton, White House National Monkeypox Coordinator. Answer. “This partnership between Bavarian Nordic and GRAM will significantly increase fill and finish capacity for government-owned doses – for the first time in the United States – and allow us to deliver our current and future supply faster nationwide.”
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According to a press release, Bavarian Nordic will be able to quickly deliver doses to the United States while freeing up capacity for other countries. The company also says it is taking steps to increase filling capacity at its manufacturing site in Denmark.
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