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HEALTH EQUITY: Tegan and Sara Foundation, GLMA bring LGBTQ+ Healthcare Directory to Americans and Canadians

When we think about healthcare, we often think about the doctors and nurses that care for us in times of need. However, we rarely think about all the environmental components that go into acquiring and producing a genuine medical care experience. Does my doctor understand the importance of my pronouns? Can they prescribe hormone replacement …

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Monkeypox vaccines available at North Central District Health Department

The North Central District Health Department will be accepting walk-ins and scheduled appointments for monkeypox vaccinations at the Shelby County Health Department, 615 11th Street in Shelbyville, until 4 p.m. today, Aug. 24. You do not need to reside in the county to receive a vaccine. Due to a lack of interest in available appointments, …

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Monkeypox vaccine to be available at Norton Healthcare this weekend

Norton Healthcare is offering the monkeypox vaccine to those with certain risk factors at a pop-up clinic on Saturday, Aug. 27. Before scheduling, please ensure that you are available for second dose on Saturday, Sept. 24. Click here to schedule. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is not encouraging mass vaccination for …

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UPDATE: Jefferson County monkeypox vaccines available at Specialty Clinic, Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center

As of August 17, 2022, Kentucky has had a total of 15 cases of monkeypox. Louisville Metro Public Health emailed Queer Kentucky this morning and said, “We have expanded the Specialty Clinic’s ability to offer monkeypox vaccines to anyone who falls in the PEP++ criteria. We still have a limited supply, but as it trickles in, …

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United States declares monkeypox as a national health emergency

The United States declared a public health emergency for monkeypox today to quicken the federal response and increase vaccine availability. Monkeypox has infected more than 6,600 Americans thus far with Kentucky having eight confirmed cases. Nearly all cases are among men who have sex with men. “We are prepared to take our response to the …

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Monkeypox vaccines available to very select ‘high risk’ group in Jefferson County due to limited doses

Editor’s Note: Monkeypox is not specific to the LGBTQ+ community. It is affecting us the most because it came into contact with our community first. We are a close-knit community that usually stays within our safe social circles, leading to transmission among our community. This article will be updated once more information is available. Monkeypox …

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