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 the general public, for all health care workers or for all sexually active people. The CDC recommends monkeypox vaccines for people who have been exposed to the virus, ideally within 4 days, and those who may be more likely to get the disease.

People more likely to get monkeypox include:

  • People who have been identified by public health officials as a contact of someone with monkeypox
  • People who are aware that one of their sexual partners in the past 2 weeks has been diagnosed with monkeypox
  • People who had multiple sexual partners in the past 2 weeks in an area with known monkeypox
  • People whose jobs may expose them to orthopoxviruses, such as:
    • Laboratory workers who perform testing for orthopoxviruses
    • Laboratory workers who handle cultures or animals with orthopoxviruses
    • Some designated health care or public health workers

Monkeypox vaccinations are available by appointment in Louisville at the Norton Healthcare Vaccine Clinic at 1001 Breckenridge Lane, Suite 113.

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