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Federal agencies sending more monkeypox vaccines to New York

The federal government is sending another 8,195 doses of monkeypox vaccine to New York to replenish depleted supplies amid a surge in cases, particularly among the LGBTQ community in the five boroughs.

“I recognize the fear and concern this outbreak has caused, particularly for LGBTQ+ New Yorkers, which is why my team and I will continue to work around the clock to secure as many vaccines as possible for our residents,” said Gov. Kathy Hochul in a press release announcing the upcoming vaccine delivery.

A total of 5,985 of the 8,195 cans being shipped to the state will go to New York City, although the exact timing of delivery is up to the CDC, according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services

Hochul said the government had agreed during a phone call with White House advisers Dr. Ashish Jha and Dr. Raj Panjabi to broadcast more on Thursday, with further actions possible in the future to increase the vaccine supply once again.

“As your governor, I am committed to protecting our most vulnerable communities and ensuring equitable resource allocation and information,” Hochul said in the release.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks during the New York gubernatorial primary party on June 28, 2022 in New York City.
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the federal government is sending an additional 8,195 doses of monkeypox vaccine to New York.
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A health care worker displays a bottle of monkeypox vaccine at a clinic run by the CIUSSS health authorities in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 6, 2022.
The recent spike in cases has led to increased demand for the vaccine, leading to shortages and the suspension of vaccination appointments in recent days.
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This 2003 electron micrograph, provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions (left) and spherical immature virions (right) isolated from a sample of human skin associated with the prairie dog outbreak of 2003.
A total of 78 people tested positive for monkeypox.
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Monkeypox typically spreads through direct contact with an infected person, particularly through sexual activity or close contact in places like nightclubs.

Symptoms of the viral disease include a rash or sores, which typically appear between seven and 14 days after exposure, according to the city’s Health Department. Infected people may also have flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, or fatigue.

People who suspect they are infected should call 311, according to department.

On June 23, 2022, people lined up outside the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene clinic in New York City, the United States, as NYC provides vaccines to residents who may be exposed to monkeypox.
There has been a rise in monkeypox cases in New York City, particularly among the LGBTQ community.
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As of June 30, a total of 78 people have tested positive for monkeypox, which in some cases can lead to serious illness, according to the department.

The recent spike in cases has led to increased demand for the vaccine, leading to shortages and the suspension of vaccination appointments in recent days.

https://nypost.com/2022/06/30/kathy-hochul-feds-sending-more-monkeypox-vaccines-to-new-york/ Federal agencies sending more monkeypox vaccines to New York

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