While the numbers are still relatively low, the rapid pace at which cases of monkeypox are growing is starting to set off alarm bells in the minds of New York City health officials. Cases increased 60% over a 4-day period, with 48 people now having been diagnosed according to the city’s health department. Recognizing both the need and the opportunity to help, MedRite Urgent Care officially partnered with the New York City Department of Health to set up a temporary vaccination program at the Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic in Manhattan. As reported by News 4 New York, health department officials have said most of the New York City cases have occurred among men who have sex with men. Symptoms of monkeypox include a rash or sores that could look like pimples or blisters, as well as flu-like symptoms (fever, swollen lymph nodes, headache, tiredness) and typically occur between 7 and 14 days after exposure.
Monkeypox Is Becoming a Greater Concern in New York City—and Urgent Care Is Responding