How to Get a Free Monkeypox Vaccine in Dallas – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
With the increase in Monkeypox cases and a recent death, more vaccines are becoming available.
There will be a free Monkeypox clinic event at JR’s Bar & Grill in Dallas on Friday, September 9 and Sunday, September 11.
You must be eligible to receive the vaccination. Vaccination is only used to prevent monkeypox. People with confirmed cases of monkeypox or symptoms of monkeypox are not eligible to receive the vaccine.
How to Prepare for the Monkeypox Vaccine
- 1-Check your eligibility.
- 2-Register with the QR Code.
- 3-Bring your insurance card (if you have one)
Monkeypox Vaccination Criteria
The vaccine remains in low supply and can currently only be offered to people who meet one of the criteria below.
- People who have had close, intimate, skin-to-skin contact with someone who tested positive for monkeypox.
- Men (cisgender and transgender) and transgender women 18 years and older who have sex with men and who also had multiple or anonymous sexual partners in the last 14 days
- Men (cisgender and transgender) and trans women who have sex with men who have met partners through an online website, digital application (“app”), or social event, such as a bar or party at course of the last 14 days.
- NEW – Men (cisgender and transgender) and trans women who have sex with men who have had skin-to-skin or intimate contact (eg, kissing, hugging) with people in large venues or events in the past 14 last days.
- NEW – People 18 years of age or older who have been diagnosed with HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea or early syphilis within the last 12 months or who are on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
HOW IS MONKEYPOX SPREAD?
Monkeypox can be spread through contact with bodily fluids, lesions, or shared objects that have been contaminated with fluids by someone with monkeypox, such as bleeding.
It can also spread through respiratory droplets to nearby people after prolonged exposure (three hours or more). Symptoms may include, but are not limited to, rash, fever, swollen lymph nodes, and body aches.
Cases of monkeypox are piling up across the country within sex networks. Monkeypox doesn’t just affect people of a specific sexual orientation, but recent cases across the country have been traced to men who have sex with men. People at high risk of monkeypox exposure should be aware of their risk and seek appropriate medical attention if they develop symptoms of monkeypox.