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On-campus monkeypox vaccination clinic to be held on Monday – Northern Star

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The NIU’s Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group Student Health Center is offering monkeypox vaccinations Monday by appointment.

FromKALB – A Monkeypox vaccination clinic will be open on September 26 at the Student Health Center. The clinic will be open to students, faculty and staff from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays only. Additional days to receive a monkeypox vaccination will be arranged based on interest, according to NIU Health Services.

The JYNNEOS vaccine is currently offered at NIU’s Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group Student Health Center. The vaccine is available by appointment. The vaccine is in two doses and is given under the skin 28 days apart, according to NIU Health Services.

Vaccination is recommended for people with certain risk factors who are more likely to be exposed to the virus. NIU Health Services notes that those at risk of monkeypox infection include men who have sex with other men, people who have had sex with multiple partners, or have sex in group, people who have had sex in a commercial sex venue (such as a sex club or bathhouse). ) or people who have had sex at an event or area where monkeypox transmission occurs.

Monkeypox vaccinations will be completely free through the NIU Student Health Center. To book an appointment or inquire about clinic details, Health Services can be contacted at 815-306-2777.