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Monkeypox vaccine available at Central Outreach Wellness Center in Cleveland Heights

250 doses of the vaccine JYNNEOS was available at Central Outreach Cleveland at the start of the week. JYNNEOS is 85% effective in preventing monkeypox.

CLEVELAND — Central Outreach Wellness Center in Cleveland Heights has a limited number of monkeypox vaccines available to those who qualify for this round of doses.

250 doses of the vaccine JYNNEOS were available at Central Outreach Cleveland at the start of the week. JYNNEOS is 85% effective in preventing monkeypox before onset of symptoms.

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If you are monkeypox positive, the antiviral treatment tecovirimat (TPOXX) is also available at Central Outreach Cleveland.

According to the Center, the vaccine is available to those who meet the following criteria:

  • Men who have sex with men or transgender people who: are HIV positive or been diagnosed with an STD in the past two months; have had multiple anonymous sex partners in the past two weeks; have attended a sex party or bathhouse in the past two weeks
  • Anyone who exchanges sex for money, goods or services
  • Anyone who has skin-to-skin contact or known exposure with somebody confirmed to have monkeypox

According to a spokesperson for Central Outreach Cleveland who spoke to 3News, the vaccines will be administered by walk-ins only and no insurance is required.

Central Outreach Cleveland is located at 2323 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights (44118). You can reach them by phone at 216-350-1000 or visit CentralOutreach.com.

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