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County of Santa Clara Public Health Department Expands Monkeypox Vaccine Eligibility

The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department is expanding eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine, as it continues to urge residents at risk to take precautions against the monkeypox virus and be aware of symptoms associated with infection. The Public Health Department will offer monkeypox vaccine to people meeting specific eligibility criteria by appointment only, starting this week. The Department is partnering with LGBTQ+ community organizations to offer appointments to individuals meeting the eligibility criteria. Previously, vaccine access had been by invitation only during contact tracing investigations, due to ...