Monkeypox Update & Links of Resources

Monkeypox is a tricky thing to follow.  The limited information on a 50+ years old virus combined with a slow roll out of the millions of stock-piled vaccinations is enough for anyone to go, HMMMMM!  This is extremely frustrating.  New Bridge’s 2nd release of appointments were booked in under 15 minutes!  And other sites which claim to have them do not even pick up their phones.

There are no monkeypox experts on the team at Buddies of NJ. But… we are here to provide information and resources as they come in.

In listing the following, we want you to know that you should always consult your doctor first about health issues; in this case your ID doctor may be best.  Also some of these facts may apply to areas outside of ours and have not been checked for accuracy.  Yet, we believe that the sources are fair and equitable sources.

So, here is an updated list of provided resources:

Monkeypox spreads through close intimate contact and/or high concentration of respiratory droplets. Skin to skin contact, as well as skin to clothing surfaces that have it on it, is a way for transmission.

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/index.html

stigma/monkey pox:

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/reducing-stigma.html

Fact Sheet:

https://www.cdc.gov.poxvirus/monkeypox/pdf/Monkeypox_Stigma_508.pdf

Monkey Pox for sexually active people-website:

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/sexualhealth/index.html

Fact sheet:

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/pdf/MonkeyPox-sexually-active-InfoSheet-508.pdf

Social Gatherings, safer sex, Monkeypox:

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/specific-settings/social-gatherings.html

Fact sheets:

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/pdf/MonkeyPox-SaferSex-InfoSheet-508.pdf

https://www,cdc/pox/poxvirus/monkeypox/pdf/MPX_Social_Gatherings_Safer_Sex-508.pdf

5 things to know about Monkey Pox PSA: You Tube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GziSwQTo4A

If you are at risk, the vaccination could save you a lot of problems.

Newsweek reports on long-lasting scarring.

 

WHAT I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MONKEYPOX… CLICK HERE

Monkeypox Vaccination Available

Monkeypox cases have nearly doubled in New Jersey in the last week from 45 to 89, according to the latest state Department of Health report. READ MORE

 

Monkeypox spreads through close intimate contact and/or high concentration of respiratory droplets. Skin to skin contact, as well as skin to clothing surfaces that have it on it, is a way for transmission.

BERGEN New Bridge Medical Center

… is providing vaccinations tomorrow from 7am to 10am by appointment.

Full Vaccination is 2 shots / 4 weeks apart.

 

Here is the link to schedule an appointment:

 

If you are at risk, the vaccination could save you a lot of problems.

Newsweek reports on long-lasting scarring.

 

WHAT I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MONKEYPOX… CLICK HERE