Monkeypox Vaccines Arrive in Miami-Dade

MIAMI-DADE, Fla.Health authorities are accepting appointments for eligible people to receive the monkeypox vaccine, amid a global outbreak del virus.

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade announced Thursday afternoon that it is accepting appointments for the two-dose Jynneos vaccine.

Appointments are currently only available for certain high-risk populations. Among them are:

  • Laboratory personnel and selected health personnel at high risk for monkeypox.

  • Close contacts of monkeypox cases.

  • Immunocompromised MSM (men who have sex with men) with HIV (<200 CD4 white blood cells per ml³).

  • Other MSM with a recent history of a sexually transmitted disease (STD).

Health officials ask residents to schedule only one appointment. Clinic staff will schedule follow-up appointments for the second dose after patients receive the first vaccine.

Residents can book appointments on the Florida Health Miami-Dade website.

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