Monkeypox vaccines could be available in District Wednesday
WASHINGTON - More Monkeypox vaccines could become available in the District Wednesday.
Officials made available 300 shots earlier this week but appointments filled up within minutes.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20 cases of Monkeypox have been confirmed in D.C., five in Maryland and three in Virginia.
Digitally-colorized electron microscopic (EM) image depicting a monkeypox virion (virus particle), obtained from a clinical sample associated with a 2003 prairie dog outbreak, published June 6, 2022. (Photo via Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)
To be considered eligible for the monkeypox vaccination, persons must be a District resident, 18 years of age or older and:
- Gay, bisexual, and other men 18 and older who have sex with men and have had multiple (more than one) sexual partners or any anonymous sexual partners in the last 14 days; or
- Transgender women or nonbinary persons assigned male at birth who have sex with men; or
- Sex workers (of any sexual orientation/gender); or
- Staff (of any sexual orientation/gender) at establishments where sexual activity occurs (e.g., bathhouses, saunas, sex clubs)
Check D.C. Health online for more information on vaccine availability.