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Nov. 29, 2023

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Legacy Health offers free monkeypox vaccine clinic Saturday in Vancouver

By , Columbian staff reporter

Legacy Health is offering a free monkeypox vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Legacy Medical Group Family Wellness, 1000 S.E. Tech Center Drive, Suite 120, Vancouver.

The vaccines are being offered to high-risk patients, as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This includes:

  • Gay, bisexual, and other men or trans people who have sex with men, who have had more than one sexual partner in the past 14 days.
  • Sex workers of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • People who have had close contact within the past 14 days with someone with suspected or confirmed monkeypox.
  • People who had close contact with others at a venue or event or within a social group in the past 14 days where a suspected or confirmed monkeypox case was identified. This includes people who received notice from a venue or event of potential exposure within the past 14 days.

For a comprehensive list of people deemed high-risk, visit https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/index.html.

To schedule an appointment for someone at least 18 years old who meets any of the high-risk criteria, visit https://legacyhealth.org/mpv/ or call 503-415-4800.

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