Baltimore City Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa announced on Tuesday that the city’s Monkeypox clinic is joining other facilities in vaccinating residents against the virus, CBS Baltimore reports. Baltimore City currently has 225 Monkeypox cases—about a third of all cases in Maryland.
Who is eligible to receive a vaccine and how?
Vaccines are available for residents who have had close contact with someone who has Monkeypox, those who are exposed through their occupation, those with sexual partners who have had Monkeypox within the last two weeks, and those with multiple or unknown sexual partners.
Residents who meet the above criteria can register for vaccination on the Baltimore City Health Department’s website. The clinic will first vaccinate people who pre-registered with the Maryland Health Department’s statewide signup with priority given to immunocompromised people and members of affected communities.
Anything else I should know?
The city began administering vaccines at other locations in June and has since distributed 1,230 first doses. In July, Dzirasa made public comments addressing what public health academics called an “extremely limited supply of vaccines” and “challenges for testing, vaccination, and treatment.”
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