RIDOH says all monkeypox vaccine appointments filled for this weekend

This is an image of the monkeypox vaccine, Monday, July 18, 2022. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Department Health said Friday night that all monkeypox vaccine appointments have been filled for the weekend.

A spokesman said that pre-registration is required and no walk-ups will be taken.

To get notified of when more appointments became available, click here.

Requirements for being eligible for the vaccine are below:

· People who are identified through a case investigation as close contacts of an individual with confirmed monkeypox, and

· Rhode Island residents who:

· Are 18 years of age or older, and

· Are men who identify as gay, bisexual, queer, or who have sex with men and/or transgender individuals, and

· Have had multiple or anonymous sex partners in the past 30 days.

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