Monkeypox Vaccines at Shreveport Health Center: As monkeypox cases are spreading fast in the entire US, as many as 3 health facilities in Shreveport have started offering monkeypox vaccines to the victims.
According to the Louisiana Department of Health, 69 people have so far been infected with monkeypox. Out of these, two cases are there in Northwest Louisiana.
In the current drive to contain the virus, LSU Health has received up to 18 doses and Caddo Parish has received as many as 40 doses of the vaccine.
As per one of the state government officials, infected person should get the vaccine within 4 days of exposure.
Those who are in the urgent need of vaccine should get it anyway between 4-14 days.
As per an update, LSU Health administered at least 2 vaccine shots on Thursday at the old Chevyland parking lot.
As per Raley, transgender, bisexual and gay persons assigned male at birth who have sex with men are amongst the highest risk for monkeypox infections. They need to get the vaccine at the earliest as the supply is limited.
Dr. Martha Whyte who represents Louisiana Department of Health Region 7’s Medical Director says anyone can get monkeypox. She said Kissing; cuddling; sharing foods; sharing drinks utensils can lead to the disease.
This is what she further stated, “It doesn’t mean because you’re part of that demographics that you are causing this, and it also doesn’t mean because you’re not in that demographics that you can’t catch it and you can’t spread it,” she said.
On Thursday, the Biden administration declared monkeypox as the public health emergency. As of now, 6,000 confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported in the US in the last 2 months.