PODCAST: Monkeypox surges, DC pivots vaccine plan as supply thins

The District has one of the highest rates of the virus in the country and we know from the spread of COVID, that it doesn’t take long for a virus to cross state lines. In response, the D.C. Department of Health is shifting its strategy in addressing the outbreak. The department is now prioritizing giving out one dose of the limited monkeypox vaccines, instead of offering eligible residents a two dose regimen. We talk to the Senior Deputy Director at D.C. Health Patrick Ashley about the strategy and the virus itself.