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Monkeypox vaccine events being held Aug. 13-14
2022-08-12

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The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), along with City Colleges, will be holding monkeypox (MPV) vaccination events.

The two events will be held at Malcolm X College on the West Side and Kennedy-King College on the South Side. Each has a capacity of 800 appointments. As of Aug. 11, hundreds of spots were still available.

CDPH MPV Vaccination Clinics at City College locations on Saturday, Aug. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.:

—Kennedy King College (6301 S. Halsted St.); register at events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/nktvn/ and use the voucher code 813MPV

—Malcolm X College (1900 W. Jackson Blvd.); register at events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/xudqs/ and use the voucher code 813MPV

Additionally:

—There will be an MPV Vaccination Clinic hosted by RUSH and UIC at the College of Nursing, 845 S. Damen Ave., on Sunday, Aug. 14, for Illinois residents; register at uicort.setmore.com .

Eligibility for MPV vaccination may change over time but, currently, close contacts (e.g., household members with close physical contact or intimate partners) of someone diagnosed with MPV are prioritized for vaccination regardless of sex, gender, or sexual orientation. In addition, MPV vaccine is available to gay or bisexual men and transgender persons 18 years of age and older who:

—Have had multiple or anonymous sex partners, or sex at a social or sexual venue, or sex in exchange for money or goods, AND

—Have not previously been infected with MPV.


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