Are you still needing to get vaccinated against the annoyingly awful monkeypox and live in Seattle/King County? If so, we know of at least two free clinics happening this weekend.
For those of you unaware, monkeypox is the virus related to chicken pox and smallpox that has unfortunately gained a toehold in the ‘men who have sex with other men’ community earlier this year and spread globally. It’s not a sexually transmitted disease but it’s passed from person to person via close contact with the unpleasant sores that come along with the virus. It’s also seldom fatal but it IS unpleasant and the skin sores can leave scars.
Men who regularly have sex with other men are encouraged to get vaccinated. Though slow to react at first, the United States has finally started to take a strong stance against battling this outbreak with more and more vaccination opportunities being provided by local health officials.
On Saturday, September 10th, King County/Seattle Public Health will host another clinic at the plaza at Seattle Central College on Capitol Hill @ Broadway & Pine from 10 am to 6 pm. More info:
Vaccination is free, no insurance of immigration status required. First come, first served and no appointment necessary. We are offering the JYNNEOS Vaccine for folks 18+ (first and second doses). This event is intended for people who are at highest risk of monkeypox infection.
And, King County/Seattle Public Health will be in White Center on Sunday, September 11th to host another clinic at the site of the soon to reopen Lumber Yard Bar at 9630 16th Ave SW and also happening from 10 am to 4 pm.
Note that the Lumber Yard is NOT open for business; they’re just a host location for the vaccination clinic. The bar is still at work on finishing their build out.
Also note that vaccinations are prioritized for certain groups: