NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — As the monkeypox virus becomes more prevalent in the Louisiana, it’s been announced that the vaccine will be available in New Orleans to residents who meet certain requirements. Here’s where you can get the vaccine:
University Medical Center
- Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
- 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Located at the UMC clinic building (2000 Canal St., Floor 3, Zone C)
- Saturday, August 13
- 1 to 3 p.m.
- Located at the French Market (80 French Market Place)
- Organizers encourage those taking place in the Red Dress Run to stop by
What to know about the vaccine:
Individuals who are eligible will be administered two doses given 28 days apart. UMC officials say side effects that individuals can expect are fatigue, muscle pain, and injection site reactions such as swelling and redness.
Below are the requirements for eligible individuals according to the State of Louisiana:
- Individuals with known exposure who have been identified through contact tracing.
- Individuals with likely high-risk exposures within the last 14 days.
- Individuals that have had intimate or sexual contact with multiple or anonymous partners in the last 14 days.
- Individuals that have given or received money or other goods/services in exchange for sex in the last 14 days.
- Individuals that have had intimate or sexual contact with other men in a social or sexual venue in the last 14 days.