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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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Life on the margins of medicine: Trans men more likely to develop disease through avoiding dysphoric health screenings

This story is the result of collaboration between Queer Kentucky and Cervical Cancer Awareness & Prevention (CCAP) CCAP Across The Map, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to decrease the global rate of cervical cancer through providing cervical health education and increasing access to HPV vaccines and diagnostic screening measures in under-resourced areas around …

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Sex Work and the City: Follow the ‘rules’ and avoid the common narrative of getting strung out

Every time the elevator doors opened at The New School dorm building on 15th St & 1st Ave, my olfactory nerves were hit with the scent of dozens of strains of weed. Always a reliable source of debauchery, the 12-story Stuy building served as temporary home for a bunch of art school kids whose Northern …

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