WACO, Texas — The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District and the Bell County Public Health District now have a limited supply of the monkeypox vaccine.
The vaccine is available to those considered high risk. That includes those having regular skin-to-skin contact with strangers and health care workers working with monkeypox patients.
The vaccine will be available via appointment beginning Monday. The district said it will be able to distribute the vaccine to 330 people at most.
McLennan County has had 10 confirmed cases of the virus since the first case was confirmed at the beginning of August.
The district emphasizes that only those at high risk should receive the vaccine, as supply is low.
To book an appointment with the district, visit the vaccination appointment portal here or call (254) 750-5485.
Bell County has also confirmed 10 cases of the virus.
The district requires a phone screening to determine eligibility for the vaccine.
To book a screening with the district, call (254) 939-2091 or email the district at email@example.com.