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New York runs out of monkeypox vaccine by Monday and waits for Biden's replenishment

Big Apple will run out of limited supply of monkeypox vaccine by Monday, leaving New Yorkers —especially members of the LGBT community— .. When the Pride Weekend festival begins, it's a big fuss.

The Ministry of Health told the post on Friday that he had received only 1,000 vaccinations from the Biden administration through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and had no scheduled replenishment dates.

"New York City is one of the first cities in the country to offer monkeypox vaccination, and as of this afternoon, all available reservations are booked until Monday. "Patrick Gallahue, a spokesman for the City Health Department, said.

"We want to make more appointments available in the near future," he added. "We are discussing with the CDC to find out how to get more doses and increase capacity throughout the city."

On Thursday, city officials first at Chelsea's DOH Clinic. He launched a vaccination site and administered 275 shots on the first day, even though the online booking system was quickly overwhelmed.

These issues extended to the telephone system operated by DOH contractor MedRite, and New Yorkers were dissatisfied with the technical glitches they dialed to book online. ..

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A postman saw at least one frustrated New Yorker whose booking was canceled by phone on Friday.

Website glitches and lack of shots reflect the issues that plagued the early deployment of the COVID vaccine.

Scientists say thatmonkeypoxis contagious, but not levitating. Instead, it spreads primarily through skin-to-skin contact. That is, the case contracts primarily due to intimate contact, such as candling on the dance floor.

There have been several outbreaks related to overnight dance parties, spas, and back rooms that gay men frequently visit, and health officials have begun awareness campaigns in the LGBTQ community. ..

LGBT community activistssay that US local and federal public health authoritiesare moving slower than UK and Canadian activists when it comes to expanding testing and vaccination. Is criticizing. ..