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Anyone Changed Their Mind About Getting Monkeypox Vaccine With The WHO New Declaration?

Anyone Changed Their Mind About Getting Monkeypox Vaccine With The WHO New Declaration?

Now that the World Health Organization, has declared “monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern” and the disease is showing up outside the LGBTQ community including children ( https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/22/health/monkeypox... ) has this changed anyones mind about getting the MPX vaccine
Here is a story of how how debilitating and paInful from someone who’s had it. https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/01/health/monkeypox...
I’ve gotten my first dose with a 2nd one scheduled 28 days… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

I have no intentions on taking anymore vaccines or treatments. Had a discussion with my primary last week. I'm still wearing my mask and using precautions. My life is precious to me. Thank you to all the people who do the clinical trials. I appreciate you 😊

posted 22 days ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

That just reminded me to email my doctor's office and ask them what they think. I am supposed to see him in September. Hey, one day we were doing our thing and the next the world was shut down - I ain't takin' any chances at this point.

posted 23 days ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Here in the UK I follow the UK news very closely and there's been no word at all about general vaccination of the population, or even affected groups, re. monkeypox. I did read this morning, however, that one gay UK politician has accused the government of not taking action because, he asserted, the government perceives monkeypox as only affecting MSM, which is not entirely true. I think it may be possible that UK Sexual Health clinics are offering the vaccine to patients who may be susceptible. My local Sexual Health clinic, who give me my HIV care, has not however offered it to me, but that may be because they know that I am in a monogamous relationship. But if my local doctor were to start offering it to every patient in my area I would line up for it - just to be as safe as possible.

edited, originally posted 24 days ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I'm getting mine soon as it's available. I'm not even having sex and I'm getting it. They say monkey pox hurts and my only reference for that is shingles. So to the dr's office I go. I can't! Does it leave scars like the chicken pox?

posted 20 days ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I asked my primary and infectious disease doctor in April about the vaccine, they were not too worried about it then. I'll ask again when I see them Tuesday and Wednesday.

posted 24 days ago
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