Norton Healthcare offers monkeypox vaccine clinic for Kentuckians

August 30, 2022:- According to Joseph Garcia’s article in MSN, one Louisville health care system is proffering at-risk Kentuckians another chance to obtain the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine.

Norton Healthcare declared it would open a vaccine clinic in St. Matthews on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The clinic will be located at 1001 Breckenridge Lane, Suite 113.

Appointments must be completed online and are only available to those who fulfill the CDC’s outlined criteria. Click here to request an appointment.

According to Norton Healthcare, the monkeypox vaccine is offered in two doses, with the second dose scheduled for Sept. 24.

 

Who is Qualified?

The CDC is not presently encouraging mass vaccination for the general public, health care workers, or sexually active people.

Here’s how to check your qualification:

  • People who public health officials have recognized as a contact of someone with monkeypox.
  • People are conscious that one of their sexual partners has been diagnosed with monkeypox in the last two weeks.
  • People who had numerous sexual partners in the past two weeks in an area with known monkeypox.
  • People whose careers may expose them to orthopoxviruses, such as:
  • Lab workers who perform testing for orthopoxviruses
  • Lab workers who take care of cultures or animals with orthopoxviruses
  • Some designated health care or public health workers

 

What is Monkeypox?

Since Aug. 25, there have been 15 documented cases in Jefferson County, as per Louisville Public Health officials.

The virus predominantly spreads through skin-to-skin contact but can also communicate through touching linens used by someone with a monkeypox.

People with the virus may undergo fever, body aches, chills, and fatigue. Many develop zit-like blemishes on many body parts, with some lesions being described as “exquisitely painful.”