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New York City is among the first places in the nation to offer monkeypox vaccinations to the public

Gay and bisexual men in New York City who are at a ‘high risk’ of catching monkeypox are being offered a vaccine to protect against the infection.

Nearly 30 cases of the rash-causing virus, which is usually only spotted in Africa, have been detected in The Big Apple so far. Almost all have been among men who have sex with men.

In a bid to stem the rising case tally, the New York City Health Department opened a clinic Thursday to roll out the two-dose Jynneous vaccine —  which is 85 percent effective against infection — to control the outbreak.

It is being offered to men aged 18 and over who have had multiple or anonymous sex partners over the last 14 days.

More than 100 people queued up for the jab today at Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic, Manhattan, as it opened at 11am. Within three…


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