Monkeypox vaccine clinic planned for Fort Wayne on Friday
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - The Indiana State Department of Health (IDOH) is offering a monkeypox vaccine in Fort Wayne on Friday, Aug. 12.
The clinic will be at the After Dark, 112 E. Masterson Avenue, from 8 p.m. until midnight, with no appointment necessary, the IDOH website says.
People more likely to get monkeypox include:
- People who have been identified by public health officials as a contact of someone with monkeypox
- People who are aware that one of their sexual partners in the past 2 weeks has been diagnosed with monkeypox
- People who had multiple sexual partners in the past 2 weeks in an area with known monkeypox
They say to please check back for updated clinic information for first doses and to receive the required second dose 4-5 weeks after the first. The immune response takes 14 days after the second dose to reach maximum strength.
“People who get vaccinated should continue to take steps to protect themselves from infection by avoiding close, skin-to-skin contact, including intimate contact, with someone who has monkeypox,” IDOH’s website says.
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