Hawaii Well being Division to open appointments for monkeypox vaccinations

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The state Division of Well being will begin opening appointments for monkeypox vaccinations beginning Wednesday.

The pictures are reserved for these at larger danger of the virus, which is usually sexually transmitted.

Hawaii residents 18 and older at present eligible for a JYNNOS vaccine embrace those that have had publicity to confirmed sufferers within the final two weeks in addition to homosexual, bisexual and transgendered individuals who have not too long ago been in touch with others in high-risk venues.

Hawaii has acquired 1,400 doses of the JYNNEOS vaccine and can proceed to obtain allocations as provide turns into out there.

Those that qualify could make an appointment by calling (808) 586-4462.

JYNNEOS is authorised as a two-dose collection, however well being officers are prioritizing first doses to succeed in as many individuals as attainable.

Finally examine, there have been 11 confirmed instances of monkeypox in Hawaii.

Well being specialists mentioned monkeypox can unfold by direct contact with physique fluids, lesion materials, or objects utilized by somebody with the virus. It can be unfold by massive respiratory droplets.

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