The Food and Drug Administration advised people under 50 to wait for new boosters. U.S. health officials are planning to speed up availability of the next generation of boosters in the fall. (NPR)

With no federal emergency declaration, San Francisco and New York have sounded the alarm on monkeypox. San Francisco recently became the first major U.S. city to declare a local health emergency on monkeypox in an effort to strengthen the city’s preparedness and response amid high demand for the vaccine. (CNN)

The U.S. reached a $1.74 billion deal with Moderna for its updated COVID vaccine. The Biden administration plans to use the 66 million doses in a fall booster campaign, as well as considering purchasing up to 234 million additional doses. (The Wall Street Journal)

The White House is slated to host attorneys to discuss abortion access. Attorney General Merrick Garland will headline a White House event to discuss how best to offer legal services and protections for women seeking abortions. (ABC News)

Tim Springer is a billionaire who has quietly driven Boston’s biotech industry for decades. Springer, a 74-year-old professor at Harvard Medical School and a research lab chief at Boston Children’s Hospital, is a heads-down scientist and entrepreneur with some notable quirks, according to a recent profile. (The Boston Globe)