WNCAP hosts vaccine clinic, Sept. 9

Press release from Western North Carolina AIDS Project:

One-day clinic will offer COVID, Flu, and Monkeypox (MPXV) vaccines.

554 Fairview Road
Asheville NC, 28803
Friday, September 9th
1 pm to 4 pm

No appointment necessary. Supplies are limited.

First and second doses of the Monkeypox (MPXV) vaccine will be provided by the Buncombe County Health Department.

First and second doses of the COVID vaccine along with Flu shots will be provided by Walgreen’s Pharmacy in partnership with UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. No COVID Boosters will be available.

UPDATED! MPXV vaccine eligibility in North Carolina as of 9/7/22:
-Anyone who had close contact in the past 2 weeks with someone diagnosed with monkeypox; or
-Gay, bisexual, or other men who have sex with men, or transgender individuals, who are sexually active; or
-People who have had sexual contact with gay, bisexual, or other men who have sex with men, or transgender individuals in the past 90 days; or
-People living with HIV; or
-People who are taking medication to prevent HIV (PrEP); or
-People who were diagnosed with syphilis in the past 90 days.

Other locations offering MPXV vaccines in WNC
Buncombe County Immunization Clinic
40 Cox Avenue
Monday – Friday 8am – 430pm
no residency requirement, no appointment necessary
Haywood Health and Human Services (828) 452-6675
Henderson County Dept. of Public Health (828) 694-6015
WNC Community Health Services (828) 285-0622

To understand more about MPXV, how it spreads, and how to protect yourself, look to the following sources:
Monkeypox-WhatYouNeedtoKnow.pdf (Spanish)
NCDHHS Monkeypox Overview
CDC About Monkeypox

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