(ABC NEWS) — Facing criticism for a sluggish response to monkeypox, the head of the US Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday that 800,000 vaccine allocations are ready to be distributed to states.

This comes as cities like San Francisco and New York say they are already out of the vaccine.  The US already distributed more than 300,000 doses of the two-shot Jynneos vaccine.

As of Wednesday there were nearly 5,000 cases of monkeypox reported in the US.  That is according to the CDC.

US officials announced earlier this month that there are orders for 5 million doses.  Most of those are not expected to arrive until next year.

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