Bloomberg News reports that the Biden Administration has signed an $11 million deal to support a company in Michigan. This company is helping make a vaccine against monkeypox, another measure to foster the prevention of the rapidly progressing and spreading the virus. The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority of The Health and Human Services Department is extending the fund for helping Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc. acquire equipment and personnel to manufacture 2.5 million monkeypox vaccine vials, as per details of the agreement, which Bloomberg viewed. Grand River had agreed with the Bavarian Nordic A/S in August to complete and fill the vials. The support of BARDA is helping ensure success in increasing the capacity available for filling and finishing the vaccine by two times. Support from BARDA also ensures improving preparedness for smallpox bioterrorism and improves the states of the supply chain in the United States, as stated by Dawn O' Connell, the head of HHS's Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, in a statement. Production of the vaccine in the domestic arena will ensure that the availability of the vaccines is hastened as a top priority for the administration. 1.7 Million Americans Risk Catching the Virus Bloomberg News reports that Monkeypox has spread fast worldwide, infecting more than 47,000 people. Around 1.7 million Americans are at an increased chance of contracting the virus, as anticipated by health officials. The main affected have been men, and the outbreak has revolved around them, especially for the ones with many same-gender partners who share intimate contact. In the meantime, demand for the Bavarian Nordic's Jynneos vaccine has compelled the Danish firm to consider outsourcing the production to overseas partners. Filling and completing the vials is the final stage in preparing the vaccines for use and sometimes might create a bottleneck in the processing. After the Biden administration had insisted that the Bavarian Nordic must work with a manufacturer based in the United States to complete the order exceeding 2 million vaccines, the firm said on August 18th that it had chosen Grand River for the same. Technology transfer is also taking place at Grand River, and as federal officials expect, the production might begin in three months, thereby speeding up the process, which usually takes around nine months. The agency of O'Connell is working to enhance its manufacturing capacity domestically. It is required to stand up to the health emergencies that might crop up in the United States. It has nearly funneled about $6.9 billion for securing the raw materials required for producing vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostic tests, as per the statement. Through Operation Warp Speed, Grand River has also managed to help fill and finish the covid vaccines. The company signed a multiyear contract in April with the HHS for funding the expansion of the dill-and-finish facilities. Further Reading \t USA Coronavirus Vaccine – What is USA planning? \t Are We Getting the Coronavirus Vaccine soon? \t COVID FREE NEW ZEALAND – How did it Become Corona Virus Free?