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Monkeypox Vac Expanded Eligibility in New York - Sex Workers
  As of September 14, 2022, the U.S. CDC confirmed a total of 22,774 monkeypox/orthopoxvirus cases since May, with 3,694 in New York.
The definition of 'MPXV exposure' in New York includes the following:
• Individuals with recent exposure to a suspected or confirmed monkeypox case within the past 14 days.
• Those at high risk of recent exposure to the MPXV, including gay men and members of the bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming community and other communities of men who have sex with men and who have engaged in intimate or skin-to-skin contact with others in the past 14 days in areas where monkeypox is spreading.
• Individuals who have had skin-to-skin contact with someone in a social network experiencing monkeypox activity, including men who have sex with men who meet partners through an online website, digital application, or social events, such as a bar or party.
• Any individual at risk of future exposure to infection with the MPXV, even though they are not at high risk of recent exposure to the MPXV.


Eligibility for monkeypox vaccination may change as the outbreak evolves and based on vaccine supply. Vaccination is free and available regardless of immigration status or residency.
NEW: Eligibility for monkeypox vaccination is expanding. Effective September 16 at 4 p.m., people of all ages who meet all other eligibility criteria will be able to sign up for vaccination appointments.
The following groups are currently eligible:
• People who are 18 or older, have had multiple or anonymous sex partners in the last 14 days, and identify as one of the following:
• Gay, bisexual, or other man (cisgender or transgender) who has sex with men (cisgender or transgender) or transgender women
• Transgender, gender non-conforming or gender non-binary
NEW: Sex workers and anyone engaging in survival sex or any other types of
transactional sex (including sex in exchange for money, food, shelter or other goods) of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

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