A monkeypox vaccine is available in Mississippi for those at high-risk

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rssfeeds.hattiesburgamerican.com – Mississippi Clarion Ledger – 2022-08-15 08:59:37

Limited supplies of the monkeypox vaccine are available in Mississippi for high-risk individuals, the The  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 came as The Centers for Disease Control and…

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