Friday 1 July 2022 02:48 PM New York City orders another 6,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine trends now

Friday 1 July 2022 02:48 PM New York City orders another 6,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine trends now
Friday 1 July 2022 02:48 PM New York City orders another 6,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine trends now

Friday 1 July 2022 02:48 PM New York City orders another 6,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine trends now

New York City will roll out another 6,000 doses of the monkeypox vaccine 'soon', officials say as the national infection tally surges to 396.

The nation's hotspot was blasted last week after offering barely a thousand doses just days before the Pride weekend, with supply being so small that walk-ins were suspended just 90 minutes after the clinic opened.

But now Gov Kathy Hochul has announced thousands more doses are earmarked for the city, which will be offered to the most at risk gay and bisexual men who are close contacts of cases or have multiple sexual partners in a fortnight.

New York City has recorded 78 cases of the tropical virus, the most out of any city in the United States and 20 percent of the national tally.

Another 45 infections were confirmed across America yesterday with the tropical disease now spotted in as many as 28 states. Michigan is the latest to report monkeypox in a patient who is now isolating at home.

No deaths from the rash-causing virus have been reported in America, but one fatality has been registered in Nigeria amid the global outbreak topping 5,000 cases.

The above map shows monkeypox cases detected in America since the outbreak began. The table breaks this down by numbers, and also shows the number added in the last 24 hours

The above map shows monkeypox cases detected in America since the outbreak began. The table breaks this down by numbers, and also shows the number added in the last 24 hours

More than a hundred men lined up outside the Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic in Manhattan last Friday to get a dose of the monkeypox vaccine. The clinic only admitted people who had got appointments, and turned away all others

More than a hundred men lined up outside the Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic in Manhattan last Friday to get a dose of the monkeypox vaccine. The clinic only admitted people who had got appointments, and turned away all others

Last week New York City opened a vaccination clinic for monkeypox without warning and made 1,000 doses available.

But it had to stop offering doses by walk-in within 90 minutes and over appointment within hours after all slots were filled.

People waiting at the clinic for the shot blasted the barely a thousand doses available as 'ridiculous' in a city of nearly eight million. Others accused officials of giving 'contradictory' information on how to get jabbed.

What vaccines are available for monkeypox? 

There are two vaccines available against monkeypox in the U.S., but at present only one is being rolled out widely.

The Jynneous vaccine requires two doses given about four weeks apart, although it sparks protection almost immediately after the first jab.

It is preferred by health officials because it has less severe side-effects.

It is also about 85 percent effective against infections with the tropical disease.

America is currently rolling out 56,000 doses, with hundreds of thousands more expected to arrive before the end of the year.

The other jab is the ACAM2000.

This is older than the Jynneous vaccine and is associated with harsh side-effects including in rare cases trouble breathing, seizures and a

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