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Monkeypox Vaccination Clinic Opens in DeKalb County

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – As cases of monkeypox continue to be reported across the country, demand for the vaccine is outstripping supply. In DeKalb County, health officials are holding a vaccination clinic for some members of the public.

The DeKalb County Board of Health said appointments for the first clinic at the North Dekalb Health Center on Clarimont Road filled up within minutes.

Officials hope to hold more appointments in the future to ensure the monkeypox vaccine is available for those who need protection against the virus. Currently, dating is limited to men who have sex with other men, as health experts say these people are most at risk.

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“We beg and plead for everyone’s patience,” said Eric Nickins of the DeKalb Board of Health. “Not everyone needs the monkeypox vaccine right now. So as soon as we are able to get more vaccines out to the public, we definitely will.”

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