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Meck County administering free intradermal monkeypox vaccines

Aug. 18. Beginning today Mecklenburg County Public Health will administer the monkeypox vaccine intradermally to individuals 18 years and up who self-identify as high risk for monkeypox infection. The change will increase the total number of doses available for use by up to five-fold.

Half of NC cases are in Mecklenburg

As of Aug. 17, there were 91 cases of monkeypox in Mecklenburg County; 188 statewide. The risk to the general public is low.


The vaccine can prevent illness or lead to less severe symptoms if given within two weeks of exposure to monkeypox.

People who have monkeypox should not get vaccinated. People who have recovered are expected to have long-term immunity at this time.

More info: 980-314-9400 (8 am to 5 pm Monday – Friday)