Manitoba Expands Monkeypox Vaccine Eligibility – Winnipeg

Eligibility has been expanded for Manitobans who want the monkeypox vaccine.

The county announced Friday that anyone who has been diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia in the past two months, or who has had more than two sexual partners in the past three weeks, is now eligible for the shot.

Sex workers and people who have had sex anonymously in recent weeks or who have visited locations such as bathhouses for sexual contact are also eligible.

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No cases of monkeypox have yet been reported in Manitoba, although nearly 900 were reported across the country on Wednesday, with the majority in Ontario and Quebec.

Eligible Manitobans can book an immunization from Monday through the Manitoba Health website, similar to the process of booking a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Monkeypox vaccines will be available at three Winnipeg locations: Klinic Health Center on Sherbrook Street, Access Winnipeg West on Booth Drive, and Our Own Health Center on Osborne Street.

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