Supply of monkeypox vaccine remains limited in Kentucky due to the low number of cases within the state. Lincoln Trail District Health Department has become a central vaccination site for those who meet eligibility requirements.
Who can get vaccinated?
- Anyone who reports any of the following:
- Close contact to someone with known or suspected monkeypox virus (direct skin-to-skin contact or other close contact)
- Diagnosis of HIV
- Diagnosis of chlamydia, gonorrhea, or early syphilis, within the prior 12 months.
- Receiving medications to prevent HIV infection (PrEP)
- Exchanging sex for money or non-monetary items
- Attending an event/venue where there was a high risk of exposure to an individual(s) with monkeypox virus through skin-to-skin or sexual contact.
- Gay, bisexual or other men who have sex with men, or transgender people who are sexually active.
- Laboratory workers who routinely perform monkeypox or orthopox virus testing.
- Healthcare professionals who have had high-risk occupational exposure without using recommended personal protective equipment in the past 14 days.
- Individuals who, on a case-by-case basis, are determined at high risk for contracting monkeypox.
If you think you are eligible to receive a monkeypox vaccine, call the Lincoln Trail District Health Department at 270-982-7132 to schedule an appointment for vaccination.
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