Baltimore health officials said Tuesday they’re trying to get more monkeypox vaccines for city residents as cases rise across the state, but that demand is greater than the doses the city has available. The city health department has partnered with Chase Brexton Health Care, a Baltimore-area clinic, to distribute vaccines, but Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa said all appointments have been filled. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allocated Maryland about 3,300 doses, with Baltimore initially receiving a total of 200. Chase Brexton Health Care has 75 doses, the city’s health department has 65 doses and will hold an additional 60 doses in reserve to give to people identified through contact tracing or connected to other cases.
As Maryland monkeypox cases rise, Baltimore health officials say vaccine doses are very limited
July 27, 2022