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Published on September 14, 2022

Monkeypox Vaccine at Greensboro Pride Festival

Cone Health will have vaccine available for those meeting state criteria.

 

Greensboro – People at risk for monkeypox can receive a vaccination Sept. 18 at the Greensboro Pride Festival. Cone Health will have a limited number of vaccinations available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its booth at the festival in downtown Greensboro.  

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports that there are 399 cases of the skin disease in the state. The no-cost vaccine is for people 18 years and older who meet the following DHHS criteria: 

  • Close contact with someone with monkeypox within the last two weeks
  • Gay or bisexual men or transgender individuals who report any of the following in the last 90 days:
    • A medical history that includes testing or concern about a possibly sexually transmitted infection
    • Engaged in HIV prevention, including a prescription for PrEP
    • Having multiple possible exposures through sex

Monkeypox symptoms include fever, swollen lymph nodes, and a painful rash that forms blisters before crusting over. While others have caught the disease, it is mostly appearing in people meeting the above criteria.

Registration for vaccination is encouraged. However, a limited number of walk-up vaccinations are also available.

Those unable to make the Greensboro Pride Festival and who meet state criteria for vaccination can receive one at the Cone Health Regional Center for Infectious Disease. 

Details can be found at 

Monkeypox Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic | Cone Health