City struggles with demand for monkeypox vaccines amid criticism from LGBTQ groups
New Yorkers are concerned for their health as appointments at Harlem’s new monkeypox vaccine clinic quickly became filled up.
This comes after the launch of the vaccine appointment website, which went through some technical difficulties, according to New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan.
With many gay and bisexual men suffering from monkeypox, LGBTQ plus organizations like “Equality New York” and “Housing Works” have criticized the city’s handling of the illness.
Dr. Vasan said that some of vaccine supply will be distributed through community groups that work with populations most at risk.