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State News: Gov. Hochul Statement on Additional Monkeypox Vaccine Doses to NYS and NYC

“Earlier today, I spoke with Dr. Ashish Jha of the White House as part of our ongoing push to make sure that New York receives its fair share of monkeypox vaccine supply, especially for those New Yorkers in communities with high transmission rates.

“New York State and New York City have already received more than 28,000 doses to date, and I’m pleased to share that will now receive another 32,785 vaccine doses next week to continue our efforts in responding to and meeting the needs of our most at-risk populations.

“While the national supply remains limited, New York State will continue its strenuous advocacy to secure additional allocations that meet the needs of New York given the disproportionate number of monkeypox cases, especially within our LGBTQ+ communities, which have been hit especially hard. We will continue to work closely with the Biden Administration to ensure New York gets its fair share of monkeypox vaccines. As part of our overall monkeypox response, my team and I are committed to working around the clock to secure as many vaccines as possible for New Yorkers, ensure equitable resource allocation within our LGBTQ+ communities, and distribute the latest tools and information.

“I am grateful to President Biden, Dr. Jha and other Administration officials for their help in securing additional vaccine doses, and I look forward to continuing our work together to protect our most vulnerable communities and keep New Yorkers safe.”

Mark Ziobro
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Mark is the current Managing Editor for The Utica Phoenix, and a Central New York Native.

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