Limited supplies of the monkeypox vaccine are available in Mississippi for high-risk individuals, the The Mississippi State Department of Health announced Thursday.
In making the announcement, Dr. Paul Byers, a state epidemiologist, said anyone can get the virus, but most cases are among those who are gay or bisexual.
“Anyone who is exposed to monkeypox through close person-to-person or intimate contact … can become infected,” Byers said. “Most of the cases being seen in this outbreak are among individuals who are gay, bisexual.”
The news came as The Centers for Disease Control and…