Due to overwhelming demand, LOFT is announcing the second, first dose, on-campus monkeypox vaccination clinic in partnership with the Westchester County Health Department on Thursday, August 4, 2022.
WHITE PLAINS, NY – July 27, 2022 – The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center, in partnership with the Westchester County Health Department, today announced that it will be hosting a second monkeypox vaccination clinic on the campus, Thursday August 4th, 2022. Appointments can be made from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for adults 18 and older. Information about the second dose will be given to each vaccinated person after their first dose. LOFT strongly encourages anyone in the community who thinks they are at risk to get vaccinated immediately. Vaccination is free.
LOFT announced its first monkeypox clinic for today, Thursday July 28, and all appointments were filled within hours of the announcement.
“LOFT, in partnership with Westchester County, clearly sees that there is an urgent demand for monkeypox vaccines, which is why we are opening a second clinic for the first doses of monkeypox vaccines. We are proud to partner with Westchester County and are truly grateful for their quick and well-organized response to the needs of our community,” said General Manager Judy Troilo.
The World Health Organization, the CDC and the New York Department of Health have all stressed the importance of getting those at risk vaccinated. Monkeypox can be transmitted through casual skin contact when a person’s skin rubs/grazes the skin of an infected person. Infection can also occur by touching infected clothing. Please note that it can also be transmitted through genital contact but is not considered a sexually transmitted infection. Condoms, dental dams, PrEP, contraceptives, microbicidal lubricants, and antibiotics commonly used to treat STIs will not protect a person from infection. To learn more about Monkeypox, Click here.
If you are unsure whether you need the vaccine or have any questions regarding your health, please consult your doctor or doctor.
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To make an appointment for the August 4 Clinic at the LOFT, Click here.
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SOURCE: Catherine Cioffi | Communications Director | Westchester County Government
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