N.B. Encourages LGBTQ Folks To Get Monkeypox Vaccine

More calls from the provincial government for members of the LGBTQ community to get their monkeypox vaccine.

The province says public health encourages cisgender, transgender or two-spirit persons aged 18 and older to get the vaccine, including those who self-identify as gay, bisexual or have sex with men.

“We are pleased we can now offer the monkeypox vaccine to an expanded group in New Brunswick,” said Dr. Arifur Rahman, acting deputy chief medical officer of health.

“We encourage anyone in the identified group to book an appointment.”

Guidelines also include those who are, or plan to become, sexually active with more than one partner.

A second dose at a 28-day interval is recommended for immunocompromised folks. Vaccines for pre-exposure are available starting Friday at select clinics.

Individuals can book their appointment outside of their current health zone. The province says people can also book appointments anonymously.

As of Thursday, New Brunswick has only confirmed one case of monkeypox.

More information is available here.

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