How to register for the monkeypox vaccine in Marion County

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Monkeypox cases in the U.S. recently exceeded 10,000 and as of Thursday, Indiana had 77 confirmed cases, according to the CDC.

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The Marion County Public Health Department will be hosting a free vaccination clinic on Monday, Aug. 15. The clinic will take place from 2-6 p.m. at 4012 N. Rural Street in Indianapolis.

You must be 18 or older to receive the vaccine at Monday's clinic, and you must register in advance by noon on Sunday, Aug 14. Register for the Monday vaccine clinic here: bit.ly/3zWsTnX. If you do not receive a text confirmation from the MCPHD, you are not registered for the clinic.

To register, you must answer several questions about eligibility, including whether you are 18 or older, have rashes or lesions related to other health conditions, whether you have recently tested positive for monkeypox or are awaiting results; and whether you are a sex worker or a gay or bisexual man, or other man or trans person, "who has had intimate or sexual contact in the past 14 days."

More vaccine clinics will likely take place in the upcoming weeks and months. To sign up to be notified when there's a vaccine clinic near you, go to redcap.isdh.in.gov/surveys/?s=JLK7MRJN48.

There are also upcoming vaccine clinics on Friday in Fort Wayne and Lafayette. For more information, visit the Indiana Department of Health: bit.ly/3dsjz3u.

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Monkeypox: How to register for Monday's vaccine clinic