Niagara Public Health Holds Monkeypox Second Dose Vaccination Clinics

Monday, October 17, 2022 12:28 p.m.

By Linda Morgan

First and second dose appointments are available at upcoming clinics on October 24 and 31.

Niagara Region Public Health is now holding second dose monkeypox vaccination clinics.

Anyone who has received a first dose of the Imvamune vaccine can now receive a second at least 28 days later.

First and second dose appointments are now available for upcoming clinics on October 24 and 31.

Appointments can be made by calling NRPH at 905-688-8248 or 1-800-263-7248 ext. 7425.

People eligible for the monkeypox vaccine include the following groups:

  • Two-Spirit, non-binary, transgender, cisgender, intersex or gay people who identify or have sexual partners who identify as belonging to the gay, bisexual, pansexual and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) community AND in the at least one of the following:
    • Had a confirmed sexually transmitted infection (such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis) within the past year
    • Having or intending to have two or more sexual partners, or being in a relationship where at least one of the partners can have other sexual partners
    • Having frequented places of sexual contact (such as bathhouses, sex clubs) recently or may intend to do so, or who works/volunteers in these settings
    • Have had anonymous sex (for example, using hookup apps) recently or intend to have it; and or
    • Are sexual contact of a person who engages in sex work
  • Individuals who identify as engaging in or planning to engage in sex work, regardless of self-reported sex or gender
  • Household and/or sexual contacts of individuals identified for monkeypox vaccine, as noted above, AND are moderately to severely immunocompromised or pregnant (may be at higher risk of severe illness from monkeypox infection) may be considered

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