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Governor Kathy Hokul says the federal government will send more monkeypox vaccines to New York

The federal government has added an additional 8,195 monkeypoxes to replenish depleted inventory, especially in cases of surges in the LGBTQ community of five provinces. I am sending the vaccine to New York.

"We are aware of the fears and anxieties caused by this outbreak, especially for LGBTQ + New Yorkers, so my team and I have 24 hours to secure as much vaccine as possible for the population. We will continue to work on the system, "Governor Kathy Hokul said in a press release announcing the imminent shipment of vaccines.

According to the State Department of Health, the exact timing of shipment depends on the CDC, but a total of 5,985 out of 8,195 doses sent to the state will be sent to New York City

Hochul said the federal government has agreed to send more on Thursday's phone calls with White House advisers Dr. Ashish Jar and Dr. Raj Panjabi. 

"As your governor, I promise to protect the most vulnerable communities and ensure fair resource allocation and information," Hokul said in a press release.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul speaks during the primary election night party for New York Governor in New York city on June 28, 2022.
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A healthcare worker shows a bottle of the monkeypox vaccine at a clinic run by CIUSSS public health authorities in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 6, 2022.
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This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak.
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Monkeypox usually spreads through direct contact with infected individuals, especially in close contact with sexual activity or nightclubs.

According to the city's Ministry of Health, symptoms of viral illness usually include a rash or sore that appears between 7 and 14 days after exposure. Infected people may also have flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, and malaise.

People suspected of being infected should call 311 according to the department.

People lined up outside of Department of Health & Mental Hygiene clinic on June 23, 2022 in New York City, United States as NYC makes vaccines available to residents possibly exposed to monkeypox.
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A total of 78 people according to the department As of June 30, the monkeypox test was positive, which could lead to serious illness in some cases. 

The recent surge in the number of cases has increased the demand forvaccines, resulting in a recent shortage of vaccine reservations and suspension.