New York City now has three mass vaccination sites set up to combat the particular growing monkeypox outbreak in the five boroughs.
NYC Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan toured one of the sites in Bushwick, Brooklyn, upon Friday to highlight how the city is addressing the particular spread of the virus which has infected almost 500 individuals, many of them gay men, the particular demographic that is seeing the best number of infections.
The health commission tweeted on Friday about the outbreak:
As of Come july 1st 15, 490 confirmed orthopoxvirus/monkeypox cases have been identified, with 461 in NYC, 16 in Westchester Cnty, four in Suffolk, 3 within Nassau, 1 in Sullivan, 1 in Chemung, 1 in Rockland, 1 in Erie, 1 in St Lawrence & 1 in Monroe Cnty.
The local CBS TELEVISION STUDIOS affiliate reported on the development:
The three sites are by visit only. They’re located as Aviation High School in A queen, Bushwick Education in Brooklyn and Bronx High School associated with Science.
Over 9, 000 appointments were available on the city’s on-line portal Friday, but had been fully booked within minutes. The Health Department said a lot more doses from the federal government are expected to arrive this week.
About 4, 000 additional doses will be made available via referrals by community companion organizations that serve high-risk patients.