College students, who often live and socialize in close quarters, may be at higher risk, public health experts say.
They’re urging emergency use authorization of the stockpiled drug, which is thought to reduce the symptoms of the extremely painful disease.
Garden State Equality Executive Director Christian Fuscarino discusses striking the balance
The city has seen a more than threefold increase in monkeypox cases over the last two weeks, with nearly 1,300 positive cases reported as of Friday.
The order will allow more healthcare workers to administer the vaccine.
The sites are open but not offering sexual health services, due to staffing shortages.
Gov. Phil Murphy says New York's high concentration is likely to lead to more monkeypox cases in the Garden State.
The declaration eases the path for local governments to be reimbursed for costs fighting the spread of the disease.
“You are aware under the whistleblower statute that you cannot do any retribution to me for my coming forward with information that I thought was necessary for the public to know?” he said in an internal audio recording.
The Health Department says it received another 26,000 doses of the JYNNEOS vaccine this week and new appointments for July 24th through August 13th will be made available starting on Friday at 6 p.m.
They include certain members of the LGBTQ community, those at events with known exposures and people with existing conditions that could be complicated by monkeypox.
Residents who secured appointments waited in long lines Sunday at the Bushwick Educational Campus.
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