IDOH plans monkeypox vaccine clinic in Fort Wayne on Friday

Indiana Department of Health has planned a monkeypox vaccine clinic on Friday, Aug. 12
Indiana Department of Health has planned a monkeypox vaccine clinic on Friday, Aug. 12(IDOH)
Published: Aug. 10, 2022 at 10:42 AM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) is holding a monkeypox vaccine clinic in Allen County on Friday.

The IDOH website says the clinic will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Aug. 12, at After Dark, 112 E. Masterson Ave.

No appointment is necessary for the clinic. The IDOH website says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends vaccination for people who have been exposed to monkeypox and people who may be more likely to get monkeypox.

The department says those who are more likely to get monkeypox include:

  • People who have been identified by public health officials as a contact of someone with monkeypox
  • People who are aware that one of their sexual partners in the past 2 weeks has been diagnosed with monkeypox
  • People who had multiple sexual partners in the past 2 weeks in an area with known monkeypox

They say to please check back for updated clinic information for first doses and to receive the required second dose 4-5 weeks after the first. The immune response takes 14 days after the second dose to reach maximum strength.

“People who get vaccinated should continue to take steps to protect themselves from infection by avoiding close, skin-to-skin contact, including intimate contact, with someone who has monkeypox,” IDOH’s website says.

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