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Lexington-Fayette County Health Department holding Monkeypox vaccine clinic

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Kevin Hall
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Lexington-Fayette County Health Department
Healthcare professional working with patient during Monkeypox vaccine clinic on August 18th

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is holding a Monkeypox vaccine clinic Thursday. The central Kentucky area has seen only four cases of Monkeypox since it made its way to the commonwealth.

Kevin Hall is a spokesman for the department. He said this clinic is open to anyone who may need the vaccine; however, people should register if they plan on getting the shot.

“Another free Monkeypox vaccination clinic for anyone in Kentucky, you do not have be a Fayette County resident to able to attend this and get the vaccine. We have about 700 doses available and plenty of appointments.”

Hall says they had about 100 people took part in their previous clinic. The vaccine is open to anyone who needs it, that includes medical staff.

“Right now, also, if you’re a healthcare worker who is eligible for this, come out and get the vaccine. We want as many people as possible to get the vaccine and get protected.”

Hall said those most at risk for Monkeypox include men who have sex with men, those with STDs or STIs or medication to prevent HIV.

Anyone looking to take part in the vaccine clinic must preregister at the Lexington-Fayette Health Department’s Website. The clinic will be at Central Baptist Church Thursday from 9 AM until 3PM.

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