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More monkeypox vaccines are on the way to NYC to combat rise in cases

The city has received 7,000 doses so far and expects to receive more than 14,000 additional doses by the end of the week.

News 12 Staff

Jul 12, 2022, 9:36 AM

Updated 707 days ago

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More monkeypox vaccines are on the way to NYC to combat rise in cases
More than 14,000 doses of the monkeypox vaccine are headed to the city.
Mayor Eric Adams wrote a letter to President Joe Biden asking for more vaccines to stop the spread of monkeypox.
This comes as the city reports 223 cases - the most in the entire country.
The city has received 7,000 doses so far, and expects to receive more than 14,000 additional doses by the end of the week.
However, the mayor says that is not enough and that it will take a whole lot more to protect at-risk populations.
During the federal government's first rollout of the vaccine, the mayor says the city only received 10% of the doses, despite making up 20% of the country's cases.
Health officials held a town hall Monday night to answers questions about the virus and echo the importance of getting more vaccines.
The three temporary vaccine clinics in the city are:
Central Harlem Sexual Health Clinic at 2238 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan
Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic at 303 Ninth Ave. in Manhattan
Corona Sexual Health Clinic at 3433 Junction Blvd. in Queens
New appointments opened Tuesday but were all booked.
The state Department of Health says it is working to build a stable appointment infrastructure as it rolls out more appointments and the vaccine supply increases in the coming weeks.


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