July 20, 2022 — New York City’s next monkeypox vaccine allocation will be 25,963 doses.
“We appreciate the additional vaccines from the federal government and continue to push for more doses to be allocated to NYC, which is the current epicenter of the monkeypox outbreak in the U.S.,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan. “The Department has the capacity to get these doses to New Yorkers quickly and we look forward to announcing our distribution plans in the days ahead.”
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This most recent allocation will join the 21,500 doses that have already been allocated to New York City. The last round of 9,200 public appointments went online on July 15. (PDF) In addition to the 9,200 doses – from an allocation of 14,500 – another 4,000 doses were held for direct referrals from community-based organizations serving people at higher risk, with the remainder for direct contacts of confirmed contacts.
The city’s new allocation includes 23,963 doses directly from the federal government as well as 2,000 from New York State.
For recent data, guidance and information about monkeypox, see the Health Department’s monkeypox webpage.
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