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New York City Opens Mass Vaccination Sites to Combat Monkeypox Outbreak

By PENNY STARR

New York City now has three mass vaccination sites set up to combat the growing monkeypox outbreak in its five boroughs.

NYC Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan toured one of the sites in Bushwick, Brooklyn, on Friday to highlight how the city is addressing the spread of the virus that has infected almost 500 people, many of them gay men, the demographic that is seeing the highest number of infections.

The health commission tweeted on Friday about the outbreak:

As of July 15, 490 confirmed orthopoxvirus/monkeypox cases have been identified, with 461 in NYC, 16 in Westchester Cnty, 4 in Suffolk, 3 in Nassau, 1 in Sullivan, 1 in Chemung, 1 in Rockland, 1 in Erie, 1 in St. Lawrence & 1 in Monroe Cnty. 

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