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Monkeypox vaccination event at LSUS

by Minden Press-Herald

LSUS will be hosting a Monkeypox vaccination event on Tuesday the 20th at LSUS. An LSUHS strike team will be there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. offering Monkeypox and COVID-19 vaccines.

Just as a reminder, the expanded criteria for vaccination include people in Louisiana who meet one of the following:

·     Gay/bisexual men or transgender people who are sexually active with more than one partner

·     Anyone who is at high risk of monkeypox exposure: This includes but is not limited to people who:

·     Are HIV positive or receive medicines to prevent HIV infection (PrEP)

·     Are experiencing homelessness

·     Use IV drugs

·     Give or receive money or other goods in exchange for sex

·     Have significant, skin-to-skin contact with others in a social or sexual venue

·     Work at establishments where close, intimate activity occurs (e.g., bathhouses, saunas, sex clubs, hotels)

·     Clinicians or laboratory staff who are at high risk of occupational exposure

·     Anyone who has been determined to be at high risk by a healthcare provider or public health official

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