An additional 20,000 doses of monkeypox are expected in Chicago in the coming weeks.

Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, comments on the rush to get more doses of monkeypox vaccine to those who need it because of its spread.
This is because according to data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 556 cases of monkeypox were confirmed in Chicago on Monday. Which means an increase in infections since June when the first case was confirmed.
Some 20,000 doses of vaccines are expected in the coming weeks, because it is very similar to when covid-19 began, the vaccines are complicated to receive, however they are expected in a few months after deployment. So commented Dr. Arwady.
There are confirmed cases of monkeypox in 60 community areas of the city, of the 77 that exist, however in 17 community areas of Chicago it is probable that there are already unreported cases.
The spread of monkeypox consists of physical contact with bodily fluids, sores, kisses, coughs, sneezes, shared bedding or clothing, the CDPH announced.

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