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Toronto Clinics Offering Monkeypox Vaccines

June 19, 2022 • 4:04 am CDT
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Toronto Public Health hosted two vaccine clinics yesterday for those most at-risk of contracting the monkeypox virus (MPXV). Toronto's health unit said the clinics are intended for adults who self-identify as male and have sex with other men.

Canada's government has approved the IMVANEX® (Jynneos, MVA-BN) vaccine for use in 2022.

"We're trying to avoid the stigmatization of gay men," Rita Shahin, Toronto's associate medical officer of health, told CBC News on June 18, 2022.

The Public Health Agency of Canada confirmed 168 monkeypox cases in Canada as of June 17, 2022.

The MPXV patients breakdown by province is Quebec (141), Ontario (21), British Columbia (4), and Alberta (2).

Furthermore, Canada advises a 21-day, multi-step quarantine plan for MPXV patients and close contacts.

Globally, there are now 2,662 potential cases.

And in the USA, twenty states had reported (113) MPXV patients as of June 17, 2022. Of the confirmed cases, California, Illinois, and New York City have reported (60) since May 2022.

Additional monkeypox outbreak news is posted at Vax-Before-Travel.

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