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Statement Regarding Monkeypox Vaccine Distribution

Aug 4, 2022

The Biden Administration and the Hochul Administration have declared Monkeypox a public health emergency, and we certainly understand the concern that it has caused for many of our patients and members of the community. Trillium Health is working in partnership with the Monroe County Health Department to assist with vaccine distribution.

Currently, however, access to the Monkeypox vaccine is extremely limited. The New York State Health Department is responsible for setting the guidelines and Trillium Health is required to administer the small number of doses we have received in accordance with the guidelines set by the New York State Department of Health.

We anticipate that we will eventually receive more doses of the Monkeypox vaccine, and that the guidelines will change over time. Trillium Health is preparing to be able to administer vaccines to all members of the community as more vaccines become available.

We eagerly anticipate a day when anyone can receive a Monkeypox vaccine upon request.