Biden officials have accelerated the country’s monkeypox vaccine effort with 1.8 million additional doses. The Department of Health and Human Services is also launching a program aimed at engaging with at-risk communities at large events. (CNN

The White House plans to shift payment for COVID shots and treatments to insurers and patients. The Department of Health and Human Services is holding a planning session on August 30 to bring together representatives from drugmakers, pharmacies and state health departments. (The Wall Street Journal)

A study found that COVID is linked to brain disorders up to two years from infection. The findings are the “first to attempt to examine some of the heterogeneity of persistent neurological and psychiatric aspects of COVID-19 in a large dataset,” its authors wrote. (Axios)

The baby formula shortage has eased, though some states are still seeing high out-of-stock rates. As of Monday, there were 25% more baby-formula products available nationwide compared to the peak of the shortage in late May, according to consumer-data company Datasembly. (MarketWatch)

Public health officials re-upped their warning that an initial negative result from an at-home COVID test may not be accurate. The FDA last week suggested that individuals who believe they have been infected should conduct multiple tests over a period of several days. (Los Angeles Times)