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Broadened eligibility for monkeypox vaccine, increased supply expands access
Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager, 970.728.3844, firstname.lastname@example.orgLindsey Mills, Public Information Consultant, email@example.com
(September 21, 2022) – San Miguel County, CO --- Last week, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) expanded monkeypox vaccination criteria to provide protection to Coloradans before they have high-risk exposures to monkeypox. These changes are in response to increased vaccine supply from the federal government and to ensure Jynneos vaccine doses are available for people who may benefit from getting advance protection against monkeypox.
According to the CDPHE, those who now qualify for the monkeypox vaccine include:
Tomorrow, monkeypox vaccines will be available for walk up appointments at the CDPHE vaccine bus clinic in Telluride’s Carhenge parking lot. According to current vaccine appointment registration for tomorrow’s clinic, walk up times are expected to be shorter in the afternoon, from 1 to 4 pm.
The CDPHE vaccine bus will also administer COVID vaccine and booster doses including the new bivalent boosters from Pfizer (12+) and Moderna (18+).
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