Monkeypox vaccine now available at Baldwin County Health Department

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The number of confirmed monkeypox cases in Georgia reached 1,220 as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the CDC.

No new data specific to Georgia has been released this week to the public. However,out of the first 649 confirmed monkeypox cases in Georgia, 641 of those were male and only eight were female. 

"More than 90% of those affected in the current global outbreak are gay, bisexual, or other men who have sex with men," according a recent Georgia Department of Public Health press release.

Also, 82 percent of the first 649 confirmed cases in Georgia were Black males, according to DPH.

The DPH is now offering the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine at the Baldwin County Health Department, located between the RYDC and the hospital. To schedule an appointment over the phone, call 1-888-457-0186, or visit www.dph.ga.gov/monkeypox to schedule online.

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Local vaccines are limited to Thursday morning, between 8 a.m. and noon, at the health department at 100 Bill Ireland Drive.

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