Eligibility has been extended to Manitoba residents who wish to receive the monkeypox vaccine.
The province announced on Friday that anyone who has been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease such as chlamydia in the past two months, or who has had more than two sexual partners in the past three weeks, is now eligible for the vaccine.
Sex workers and people who have had anonymous sex or visited places such as bathhouses for sexual contact in recent weeks are also eligible.
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Manitoba has not yet reported a single case of monkeypox, although nearly 900 cases have been reported across the country as of Wednesday, with most of them in Ontario and Quebec.
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Eligible Manitoba residents can order immunizations through the Manitoba Health website starting Monday, similar to the COVID-19 vaccine booking process.
Monkeypox vaccines will be available at three Winnipeg locations: Sherbrooke Street Health Center, Access Winnipeg West on Booth Drive and our own Osborne Street Medical Center.
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