Las Vegas groups glad for expanded Monkeypox vaccine eligibility, claim its overdue

The doctor’s office can be a hassle. That’s why we’ve got an easier way for you to get tested. Learn the current status of your sexual health with Just CLICK HERE today and get in control of your health.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – The Southern Nevada Health District has expanded its eligibility criteria for monkeypox vaccines, and local residents who fall into the new groups believe it’s long overdue.

According to the CDC, because of the limited number of doses, the criteria are limited based on local vaccine availability and case trends. Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and now Clark County have expanded eligibility to sex workers of all genders. According to the SNHD, people who identify as gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary or gender non-conforming who have HIV are now also encouraged to get the vaccine.

Other eligible persons include adults and minors who have been exposed to a case of monkeypox, or persons with multiple sexual partners of unknown status.

Although shingles can be sexually transmitted, it is not a sexually transmitted disease; Health officials and doctors warn that infected people can spread the virus through skin-to-skin contact in crowds and even in homes through respiratory droplets and contact with an infected person’s underwear and underwear.

“[Those with HIV] they may have a weakened immune system, which may put them at higher risk if they come into contact with it. But in the end, everyone can really get it. “We really don’t want people to think that this is just those who identify in the queer space, it’s really anyone who can come in and have skin-to-skin or intimate contact,” said Dr. Christina Madison, Founder, Public Health Pharmacist and Associate Professor, Roseman University of Health Sciences.

Those concerned about their risk should ultimately ask their doctor based on their contact with strangers or many people and not fear judgment or stigma and seek testing or a vaccine.

“I think that anyone who has sex with partners who may be of unknown status needs to know that their health is their biggest concern. So your sexual health and wellness is directly related to your overall health and wellness. They should definitely not be afraid to seek medical help. It’s really about making sure you can be healthy and well,” said Dr. Madison.

Many sex workers in the Las Vegas Valley and across the country were concerned about the exposure. According to the SNHD, data on cases among infected persons has helped increase the availability of vaccines.

“They recognize that we exist.” We should stay on top of our sexual health now and see how easily monkeypox is spread through sex, even though it’s not an STD – it’s just another thing to watch out for,” said Brian Bonds. adult film actor. FOX5 spoke with Bonds about his monkeypox infection tracked down at a party in San Diego. Bonds is also an HIV/AIDS health advocate and lives with HIV in remission.

Many collaborators and other actors have already sought a vaccine for their protection, in addition to the other necessary regular testing.

“We’re glad they realize that our job requires us to be on top of something like this. All our work is intimacy. Intimacy is our job,” he said.

Other advocates are working to help under-resourced sex workers gain access to the vaccine.

FOX5 reached out to the nonprofit Las Vegas Red Umbrella Collective, which provides supplies and resources to sex workers in all industries and advocates for the rights of sex workers. Concerned about spreading the virus to those who are vulnerable, with later eligibility for the vaccine, advocates issued the statement below:

As seen on

You May Also Like