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DC to Open Third Monkeypox Vaccination Clinic, Urges Pre-Registration

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The District is opening its third vaccination clinic for monkeypox in Ward 8 on Monday, August 1, as it encourages residents to continue pre-registering to schedule an appointment.

DC Health opened more than 5,000 monkeypox vaccination appointments on July 23 for eligible individuals, which was followed by more appointments on Friday, July 29.

Residents can select the site they wish to get vaccinated at after their appointment is confirmed.

DC Health has administered over 7,000 doses of monkeypox shots and more than 2,000 appointments have been scheduled so far. 

Around 18,000 DC residents have pre-registered through the Department’s online portal  preventmonkeypox.dc.gov.

DC Health ensures residents that monkeypox vaccinations will remain confidential.

To be eligible for monkeypox vaccine in DC:

  • You must be a District resident 18 years of age or older
  • AND you must be:
  • Gay, bisexual, or other man 18 and older who has sex with men and has had multiple or anonymous sexual partners in the last 14 days); OR
  • Transgender woman or nonbinary person assigned male at birth who has sex with men; OR
  • Sex worker (of any sex); OR
  • Staff (of any sex) at establishments where sexual activity occurs (e.g., bathhouses, saunas, sex clubs).

DC has been recently reported to have the most monkeypox cases per capita in the country.

 

DC Ranks First in Number of Monkeypox Cases Per Capita in US

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